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Pressure Mounts on Lagos Police to Release Sam Larry Amid Mohbad Controversy



As the investigation into the tragic death of 27-year-old singer Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, unfolds, there are mounting indications that the Lagos State police are under significant pressure to release music promoter Balogun Olamilekan Eletu, also known as Sam Larry.

Recalling recent events, Sam Larry was apprehended and held for questioning in connection with the controversial demise of the young artist.


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Sources within the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) in Yaba, Lagos, have disclosed to The Guardian that since Sam Larry’s arrest last week, numerous calls have been received by the Officer in Charge (O/C) of SCIID, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Waheed Ayilara, urging the release of the suspect.

These sources further revealed that the caller has made assurances of producing Sam Larry whenever required for further investigations.

Calls for Sam Larry’s Release Amidst Mohbad Controversy Put Lagos Police Under Pressure

One source shared, “There have been several calls to my boss to release Eletu while the investigation continues. A renowned traditional ruler on the Island (names withheld) always calls, pleading with my boss to release him after interrogation.

When he became persistent, my boss directed him to the Commissioner of Police (CP) on the ground that he is the only one who can give the order for Eletu’s release or otherwise.”

Despite the mounting pressure, the police emphasized that investigations into the singer’s death remain ongoing, with other leads being explored.

Additionally, sources claim that Sam Larry admitted to police that his dispute with Mohbad was related to an alleged debt of N2 million, which the singer had purportedly failed to repay.

According to these sources, Sam Larry acknowledged visiting the venue of Mohbad’s show shortly before the singer’s tragic passing, allegedly to demand the owed money.

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