The social media space has been buzzing with reactions after Lagos socialite, Balogun Eletu, also known as Sam Larry, opened up about what transpired and led to the constant feud and alleged assault of late 27-year-old singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.

Sam Larry
Sam Larry and Mohbad

The embattled show promoter released a statement on Friday, September 29 via Snapchat.


This came after his arrest by the police over an ongoing investigation into the circumstances leading to the death of the Afrobeat star.

In that statement, Sam said that the late singer owed him money and refused to pay.

Back And Forth

According to Larry, he had to let go of the money after a series of back and forth with the singer. He says he has not received a refund until now.

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The statement reads; “2 years ago, I gave Illeri ₦2m to perform at my mother’s annual remembrance concert at Ikorodu, he 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 in the process and since he was leaving Marlian Records, he is now broke, with no commitment to repay.

Video Shoot

“I then left; all for me to later hear that this same boy was having a musical video shoot the next day at a place practically next to my house.

“So, I went there and asked for my money again, we had an argument that lasted 5 mins, even one of his friends insisted he was going to pay the money.


“Up till today one kobo they have not paid me, this was early last year. I have since then moved on”.

Search For A New Act

Sam Larry did not stop there, he also moved to clarify his whereabouts at the time Mohbad died.


Sam Larry stated that he left Nigeria since August to Kenya to seek talent act for an upcoming show he was organising.

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“I travelled to Kenya to find new African act that can perform at my mother’s concert this year. I’ve been away since August 20th till now. I don’t know anything other than what was written in the blogs and press.

“I don’t even know where he lives; I don’t know any nurse or doctor or hospital, I don’t know anything about his movement, I don’t have that time,” he said.

Win And Lose

Larry maintained that he did not flee the country and had nothing to do with the singer’s death, as he knew nothing going on with the singer before his sudden demise.

” I have lost a lot of more than that before, you win some, you lose some.

“This is my story case close. I came here willingly and happily. I know nothing about the musician’s death,” he concluded.

No Evidence

Video evidence had brought Nigerians to the conviction that Sam Larry may be involved in the death of Mohbad. He was seen harassing the singer, an act many said was bullying.

Now that Larry is trying to clear his name from Mohbad’s death, Nigerians are demanding evidence.

It would have been more believable if Sam Larry had backed his claims with receipts, at least a debit alert of the payment he claimed to have made to the singer.

But in the absence of none, Nigerians have expressed doubts in Sam Larry’s version of the story.

See some reactions here:


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