Clarification from Zone 2 Police: Sam Larry and Naira Marley Not Arrested Over Mohbad’s Death
Introduction: Amidst swirling rumors and speculations, the Criminal Investigation Department of the Nigeria Police Force, Zone 2, Alagbon, has issued a statement debunking claims that music promoter Samson Balogun, known as Sam Larry, and singer Azeez Fashola, popularly referred to as Naira Marley, were arrested in connection with the death of Ilerioluwa Aloba, also known as Mohbad. This article aims to clarify the police’s position on this matter and provide insight into the events leading up to these rumors.
Zone 2 Police Deny Arrests: The spokesperson for the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) in Lagos, Oluniyi Ogundeyi, categorically dismissed the reports of Sam Larry and Naira Marley’s arrests as false and baseless. In an interview with Punch, Ogundeyi emphasized that no such arrests had taken place and termed the allegations as unfounded.
Origin of the Speculation: The speculation surrounding these arrests emerged following allegations that Mohbad, the deceased artist, had faced harassment orchestrated by Naira Marley and Sam Larry, among others, due to his departure from Marlians Records. A video circulated online, showing Sam Larry and a group of individuals appearing to intimidate and confront Mohbad.
Incident on Video: In the video footage, the late 27-year-old singer, along with Zlatan Ibile, was on a music video set when Sam Larry and his associates arrived, targeting Mohbad, who fled in fear. Zlatan intervened to prevent any potential harm or bullying towards Mohbad. This video sparked widespread outrage on social media, with accusations of bullying and threats directed at the late singer.
Social Media Backlash and Its Consequences: Following the video’s circulation, both Sam Larry and Naira Marley faced severe backlash on social media platforms. They were accused of mistreating and intimidating Mohbad, leading to a torrent of cyberattacks on Sam Larry’s Instagram account. In response to the online onslaught, Sam Larry chose to deactivate his Instagram account to mitigate further harassment.
Conclusion: The clarification from Zone 2 Police dispels the rumors of Sam Larry and Naira Marley’s arrests in connection with Mohbad’s death. While the video depicting the confrontation between Sam Larry’s group and Mohbad has stirred controversy, the police have affirmed that no arrests have occurred in this case. This development underscores the importance of verifying information before accepting it as fact, especially in the age of social media where rumors can spread rapidly.Read More On The Topic On TDPel Media