Sam Larry not known to royal family — Oba Elegushi

Lagos monarch, Oba Saheed Elegushi of Ikate Kingdom

Elegushi of Ikate Kingdom Oba Saheed Elegushi has called for investigation on the death of singer Oladimeji Aloba aka Mohbad.

The monarch made the call on Friday through his media office in a statement following rumours that music promoter, Samson Balogun aka Sam Larry, who has been accused of severally assaulting Mohbad, had ties with the Elegushi Royal Family.

In a statement signed by lead partner, Lambert and Curtis, Deyemi Saka, the monarch expressed his heartfelt sympathy to the parents, siblings, friends and other well-wishers of Mohbad, denying any knowledge of the palace about Sam Larry.

According to Oba Elegushi, the said “Erinfolami Balogun is not known to the Palace of Elegushi and the entire Royal Family and is also not a member of the family.”

The king added that “as a public figure and a Father to all and in particular everyone in His Royal Majesty’s Kingdom and domain, taking pictures with Kabiyesi is not a proof of a ‘special’ relationship.”


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Oba Elegushi said rather it was a testament to the open door policy and new approach to traditional leadership which was not peculiar to him, pointing out that any interpretation beyond such was a misrepresentation of fact.

He, therefore, “urge the general public to discountenance insinuations and innuendos aimed with the malicious posts being circulated on using His Royal Majesty’s might to prevent the law from taking its course as hoax of blackmail.”

The monarch prayed God to grant the bereaved family strength to bear the loss.

The Elegushi Royal Family had on Thursday distanced itself from the 43-year-old following a petition Mohbad made to the police before his death alleging that the socialite works for the royal family.