Police Reveal Evidence Linking Naira Marley and Sam Larry to Mohbad’s Tragic Death

Naira-Marley- and late Mohbad

In a recent press briefing held at the Lagos State Police Command headquarters in Ikeja, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Alao Abiodun, disclosed the existence of substantial electronic and credible witness evidence that connects the renowned singer Azeez Fashola, widely known as Naira Marley, and music promoter Balogun Eletu, also known as Sam Larry, to a series of grave allegations surrounding the death of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, better known as Mohbad.

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CP Abiodun shared preliminary findings from an ongoing investigation into the circumstances leading to the untimely demise of Mohbad, shedding light on a complex web of events that unfolded from the 10th to the 12th of September 2023.



The CP reported that a total of 26 witnesses have been interviewed as part of the investigation. These individuals include Mohbad’s immediate family members, such as his father, mother, sisters, brother, wife, and manager, among others.

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Both Naira Marley and Sam Larry, however, vehemently denied any criminal involvement in Mohbad’s death and asserted their alibi, claiming they were not complicit in the incidents that transpired during the specified period. Nevertheless, the police investigation has uncovered ample electronic and credible witness evidence that links them to allegations of cyberbullying, threats to life, and assault resulting in harm.


The crux of the matter revolves around a financial dispute between Sam Larry and the deceased, Mohbad. Sam Larry admitted to having multiple physical confrontations with Mohbad over a purported two-million-naira payment for a show that Mohbad allegedly did not honor.

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During the course of the investigation, it was revealed that Mohbad had been signed by Naira Marley into a record label called Marlians Music Limited in 2019. Disagreements regarding the terms of the contract and Mohbad’s desire to sever ties with the label and his then-manager, who happened to be Naira Marley’s brother, reportedly triggered a series of alleged bullying, threats, and physical assaults against Mohbad by Naira Marley, Sam Larry, and their associates.



Witness testimonies, supported by corroborative video evidence, indicated that Mohbad had raised concerns about his safety and had alleged bullying and assaults perpetrated by Naira Marley and Sam Larry prior to his tragic demise.


In response to their arrest, Naira Marley and Sam Larry maintained their innocence, claiming they were out of the country when the incidents leading to Mohbad’s death occurred and were not involved in the chain of events. Nevertheless, a preponderance of evidence linking the two to allegations of threats to life, cyberstalking, and other crimes committed against Mohbad during his lifetime has led to their legal liability.



The CP further disclosed that the reports from the autopsy conducted on the late singer, Mohbad, are still pending, suggesting that the investigation into this tragic case is ongoing. The unfolding details surrounding this case have captured the attention of the public, and the authorities are working diligently to uncover the truth behind the untimely death of the talented artist.



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