- The FCID said it invited Music Promoter Sam Larry after a pettion filed by Mohbad
- The force revealed that Mohbad failed show up and provide proof of his allegations
- Sam Larry also filled a counter petition against mohbad
Mohbad: Why we are yet to prosecute Sam Larry – Lagos Police
The Lagos Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) has said Sam Larry was invited for interrogation.
The Lagos State Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), has revealed that it invited embattled music promoter, Samson Balogun, aka Sam Larry following a petition filed by late Nigerian singer, Mohbad, over alleged bullying and assault.
The spokesperson for the FCID, Oluniyi Ogundeyi, revealed that Mohbad had failed to show up at the police station to defend his petition and provide sufficient proof of the allegations to assist the police in its investigation.
He further stated that Sam Larry filed a counter-petition via his lawyers against mohbad, accusing the late singer of defamation of character.
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A statement released by the force read;
We received the petition, and followed up on the information provided in the petition, and the suspects were invited. But Mohbad refused to show up to defend his petition and also provide evidence to assist the police in carrying out a proper investigation and forward the matter to the legal department for prosecution, if necessary. It is true that Mohbad reported the case on June 27, 2023. The IPO confirmed this to me today (Thursday), and showed me the case file. The IPO revealed that Sam Larry and other suspects mentioned in the petition were invited for questioning and they honoured the invite and also gave their statements. But the deceased refused to show up to adopt and defend his petition, and a lawyer to Sam Larry and the other suspects filed a counter-petition accusing Mohbad of defaming them. The police even reached out to Mohbad on several occasions, but he never showed up, and there was nothing the police could do if a petitioner refused to defend their petition and provide evidence to help the police in investigating the matter and forward the case file to the legal department if the suspect’s are found culpable.
Nigerians have began to demand justice for Mohbad after videos showing Sam Larry and his thugs assualting and bullying the late singer on multiple occasions, went viral on social media.
Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, died on the 12th of september 2023 follwing an alleged ear infection.
Mohbad was buried in his hometown of Ikorodu Lagos State, and was only 27 years of age at the time of his death.
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