The Police Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, announced that they will investigate the petition filed by the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, known as Mohbad, against music promoter Samson Balogun, aka Sam Larry.
This comes after a petition, in which Mohbad alleged a threat to his life by Sam Larry and 15 others, emerged online after the singer’s tragic death.
The petition claimed that Sam Larry and his group disrupted a video shoot involving Mohbad and Zlatan Ibile, resulting in violence.
Adejobi stated, “We will examine the reported police inaction in this matter.”
The Lagos Annex of the Force Criminal Investigation Department revealed it had summoned Sam Larry and others following the receipt of the June 27 petition but Mohbad did not appear.
Adejobi mentioned, “We also need to understand why he declined the invitation. There are many aspects to investigate and clarify.”
Mohbad, a former Marlian Records artist under Naira Marley, passed away under mysterious circumstances, prompting calls for a thorough investigation.
In Abeokuta, Ogun State, youths held a peaceful protest demanding justice for his death, urging the police to hold Marley and Larry accountable.
Protests also occurred in Akure and Ado-Ekiti, with demonstrators mourning the late singer and calling for justice.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, invited the Department of Security Services (DSS) to join the investigation into Mohbad’s death and expressed condolences to his family and fans.
Additionally, human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has requested a coroner’s inquest into the musician’s death, which occurred on September 12, 2023, and a subsequent burial.
Falana’s request was made in a letter to the Chief Coroner of Lagos State, seeking further investigation into the matter.