Sam Larry Reveals Reasons For Clash With Mohbad Over No-show At Mother's Burial Despite N2m Payment
Sam Larry Reveals Reasons For Clash With Mohbad Over No-show At Mother's Burial Despite N2m Payment

Following his return to Nigeria and subsequent detention in police custody, Nigerian socialite Sam Larry, also known as Balogun Olamilekan Eletu, has opened up about the reasons behind his confrontation with the late singer Mohbad, shedding light on the skeletons in his closet.

The untimely demise of Mohbad on September 12, 2023, under controversial circumstances has left many questions unanswered.

In a viral video recorded after the singer’s death, Sam Larry can be seen storming a music shoot and issuing threats to Mohbad alongside armed individuals.

Amid escalating calls from Nigerians for Sam Larry’s arrest, the police took action, apprehending him and compelling him to provide his side of the story in a statement.

In his statement, Sam Larry narrated an incident from two years ago. He recounted how he generously handed over N2 million to Mohbad, with the expectation that the singer would perform at his mother’s annual remembrance concert in Ikorodu. However, Mohbad failed to appear, citing illness as his reason. When Sam Larry inquired about a refund, Mohbad allegedly claimed to have lost both his phone and money during an NDLEA raid.

According to Sam Larry, when Mohbad later expressed his intention to leave Marlian Records, he revealed his financial difficulties and made no commitment to repay the debt.

Sometime thereafter, Sam Larry claimed to have discovered that Mohbad was shooting a music video nearby, alongside Zlatan Ibile. Frustrated by the unpaid debt, he confronted Mohbad, resulting in a heated five-minute argument.

Sam Larry alleged that one of Mohbad’s friends had promised to repay the money, but to date, not a single penny has been returned. This incident occurred early last year, and Sam Larry stated that he had since moved on.

He clarified that he had traveled to Kenya in search of a new African act to perform at his mother’s concert this year. Sam Larry emphasized that he had been abroad since August 20th and was unaware of developments beyond what the media had reported.

He maintained that he had no knowledge of Mohbad’s current residence, only being acquainted with his former label boss and their residence. Sam Larry disclaimed any knowledge of nurses, doctors, hospitals, or Mohbad’s recent movements.

He reiterated that he voluntarily returned to Nigeria to cooperate with the police investigation and emphatically stated that he had no direct or indirect involvement in the musician’s tragic demise.

In his own words:
“Two years ago, I gave N2 million to Ilèrì to perform at my mother’s annual remembrance concert in Ikòròdu.”

“The boy never turned up, so I called him to ask why. He then said he was not feeling well, and when I asked for a refund, he said he lost his phone and money recently when the NDLEA raided his place.”

“Since he was leaving Marlian Records, he claimed he was now broke and had no commitment to repay.”

“I left it at that. Later, I heard that this same boy was having a music video shoot next door, practically on the next street to my house. So, I went there to ask for my money again.”

“We had an argument that lasted 5 minutes. Even one of his friends insisted he was going to pay the money. Up until today, not one kobo has been repaid, and this incident happened early last year. I have since moved on.”

“I traveled to Kenya to find a new African act that can perform at my mother’s concert this year. I have been away since August 20th, and till now, I don’t know anything other than what was written in the blogs and the press. I don’t even know where he lives.”

“I only know his former label boss and their house. I don’t know any nurse, doctor, or hospital. I don’t know anything about his movements. I don’t have that time. I have lost a lot more money than that before; you win some, you lose some.”

“That is my story, case closed. I came here willingly and happily. I know nothing about how the musician died.” – Sam Larry

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