The Nigeria Police Force has stated that it will conduct a thorough inquiry into the events leading up to the passing of late singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, better known by his stage name Mohbad.
Following the release of a document, the late singer petitioned the Force Criminal Investigation Department Annex, Alagbon, Lagos State, alleging, among other things, that a music promoter named Samson Balogun, aka Sam Larry, had threatened his life, caused malicious damage, assaulted him, and subjected him to oppression.
In the petition filed on June 27, 2023, Mohbad claimed that Sam Larry and 15 other people, who were all armed, had entered the location of a video shoot where the dead and another artist, Omoniyi Temidayo alias Zlatan Ibile, were working and had made threats to cause mayhem.
He added that they eventually destroyed equipment worth over N5m at the scene, and assaulted him (Mohbad) before he narrowly escaped after sustaining injuries.
However, in a follow-up official statement entitled, ‘Mohbad’s Death: We Will Carry Out Diligent Investigation – FPRO,’ he noted that the police were committed to a comprehensive investigation into the matter, adding that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police has been tasked to unravel the circumstances surrounding his death.
Adejobi said, “Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends, and fans of the late Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, known as Mohbad, who recently passed away. We understand the concerns regarding his untimely demise.
“The Nigeria Police Force is committed to a comprehensive investigation into this matter, as the Lagos State Commissioner of Police has been tasked to unravel the circumstances surrounding his death. Rest assured, updates will be provided as investigations unfold.
“We encourage family members or close associates with valuable information to approach the Lagos State Commissioner of Police to assist in this process. In the meantime, we kindly request that individuals refrain from making statements or engaging in activities that could jeopardize the ongoing investigation. Your trust and support are deeply valued.”