Lagos socialite, Samson Erinfolami Balogun better known as Sam Larry who is alleged to have harrassed and assaulted late singer, Mohbad has released a public statement.
Recall Marlian Music label boss, Naira Marley and his aid, Sam Larry are being accused of murdering Mohbad after a series of videos surfaced on social media after the singer’s death.
While Naira Marley claimed he was outside the country when Mohbad passed, Sam Larry was reported to have fled the country to Kenya.
Following an investigation ongoing by the Nigerian Police Force and Department of Secret State Service (DSS), the duo were invited for questioning by the police.
Naira Marley on his path released two public statements to claim innocence and also presented himself for an online interview anchored by former presidential aid and writer, Reno Omokri.
Sam Larry on the other hand was apprehended by the DSS on Thursday night around 11:30 pm and taken in for questioning.
Well, in a public statement released by Sam Larry, he claimed that he paid Mohbad the sum of two million naira to perform at the burial of his late mother, but he didn’t turn up.
Read his statement below;
Two years ago, I gave N2 million to lleri to perform at my mother’s annual remembrance concert in lkorodu.”
“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.”