Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that Sam Larry said he traveled to Kenya to look for a new African act to perform at my mother’s burial concert this year.
Controversial Lagos socialite, Balogun Eletu, aka Sam Larry, claimed that he gave, Mohbad, a sum of N2 million to perform at his mother’s annual remembrance, saying that the late singer never showed up for the engagement.
He said that the incident happened two years ago, stating that after Mohbad received the above-mentioned sum to perform at the event in Ikorodu; he never showed up or called to explain why until he reached out to him.
The embattled Marlian associate, who’s being accused of involvement in the tragic demise of Mohbad, made these allegations in his official statement from police custody.
In a video that went viral after the singer’s death, Sam Larry could be seen invading the set of a music shoot and threatening Mohbad with armed men.
Since that time, the resounding calls for Larry’s arrest by Nigerians reached a fever pitch, prompting the police to swing into action, by bringing him into their custodial care. Consequently, he has purportedly broken his silence, unfurling his side of the story in a statement.
In his statement, Sam Larry revealed an encounter from two years ago. He claimed to have generously handed over N2 million to Mohbad, expecting him to perform at his mother’s annual remembrance concert in Ikorodu. However, the late singer failed to show up, citing illness as an excuse. When Sam Larry inquired about a refund, Mohbad allegedly explained that he had 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 declared his financial woes and made no commitment to repay the debt. “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.”