The Lagos Annex of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), Zone 2, Alagbon, has disclosed new details regarding the petition filed by the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.
The late artiste had submitted the petition on June 27, 2023, alleging assault, threat to life, malicious damage, and other offences against a music promoter, Samson Balogun, also known as Sam Larry, and 15 others.
According to the petition, Mohbad claimed that the suspects, armed and led by Sam Larry Elegushi, disrupted a video shoot in which he and another artiste, Omoniyi Temidayo, known as Zlatan Ibile, were involved.
They allegedly threatened him, damaged equipment worth over N5 million, and assaulted him, leading to injuries.
Despite the serious allegations made in the petition, the Lagos FCID, according to Punch Newspaper, stated that they could not take further action because Mohbad declined to appear to defend his case or provide evidence to support his claims.
The police reportedly invited the suspects for questioning based on the petition and obtained their statements.
News About Nigeria gathered that Mohbad’s failure to adopt and defend his petition hindered the investigation process.
The police spokesperson for the FCID Annex, Lagos, Oluniyi Ogundeyi, confirmed that the suspects had been invited for questioning, and they had cooperated by providing their statements.
Nonetheless, Mohbad’s absence and lack of cooperation in presenting evidence left the police with limited options.
The police made several attempts to reach out to Mohbad, but he did not respond.