The Elegushi royal family has released a statement distancing itself from show promoter Sam Larry.
The family released the statement on Thursday after a petition filed by late singer Mohbad to the police surfaced on social media. In the petition, Mohbad alleged Sam Larry works for the royal family and that the show promoter assaulted him.
The statement said, “The Elegushi Royal Family of Eti-Osa wishes to put on record the misinformation on the media space involving Samson Erinfolami Balogun (AKA Sam Larry). Samson Balogun is not a member of the royal family or king in any capacity.”
“We ask our friends in the media to be mindful of the sensitivity of the issue and desist from spreading falsehood that may jeopardise this investigation,” it added.
A video surfaced online on Thursday of Sam Larry and some unidentified people attempting to assault Mohbad during a video shoot with Zlatan Ibile. The show promoter has since deactivated his Instagram account over the controversy.
Mohbad, 27, died on Tuesday. His family confirmed his death through a statement but was silent on the cause of his demise.
The singer was buried on Wednesday in Ikorodu.
Mohbad was nominated for Best Street Hip-Hop Artiste at the recently concluded 16th Headies Awards for his song ‘Peace’.
The ‘Feel Good’ singer had a son with his girlfriend Omowunmi.