Nigeria Police Force to probe Mohbad’s death over alleged threat

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has disclosed that it will carry out diligent investigation into the circumstances leading to the death of singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad.

This followed the document that surfaces on X (formerly known as Twitter) wherein the late singer reported a case of alleged threat to life, malicious damage, assault, oppression, among others, against a music promoter, Samson Balogun, aka Sam Larry, and others, in a petition to the Force Criminal Investigation Department Annex, Alagbon, Lagos State.

In the June 27, 2023 petition, Mohbad alleged that Sam Larry and 15 others all armed, stormed the venue of a video shoot where he and another artiste, Omoniyi Temidayo, aka Zlatan Ibile, were working and threatened to wreak havoc.

He added that they eventually destroyed equipment worth over N5m at the scene, and assaulted him (Mohbad) before he narrowly escaped after sustaining injuries.

The petition read, “I, of the above name and address, a law abiding citizen and a musician bring to your notice the assault and threat to my life by the above mentioned persons.

“On 25th June, 2023, while having a video shoot with another artist by name Zlatan Ibile, the above mentioned persons numbering about 15 led by Sam Larry Elegushi invaded the premises with dangerous arms such as guns, cutlasses etc. where I was shooting video and scattered the whole process of the shooting, damaged the equipment I was using for the shooting valued about N5m and started threatening my life.

“In the process, they became violent and assaulted me. I sustained injuries but narrowly escaped. Attached to this petition are the said pictures. Total amount I paid for the shooting they have destroyed is N8m which is non-refundable.

However, during the assault, they were boasting that they were working for Oba Elegushi and that they had been asked to deal with me for reasons best known to them which till date they are still threatening to kill me if seen. Sir, I call on your good offices to save my life from the above mentioned persons and bring them to book. Thank you for your timely intervention,” the petition partly read.

When contacted by newsmen over the recent development, the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a tacit WhatsApp message said, “Ok. I will find out,”

However, in a follow-up official statement entitled, ‘Mohbad’s Death: We will carry out diligent investigation – FPRO’, he noted that the police were committed to a comprehensive investigation into the matter, adding that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police had been tasked to unravel the circumstances surrounding his death.

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