In a significant development, the Lagos State Police Command has issued an official invitation to singer and Marlian Records owner, Naira Marley, along with well-known socialite Sam Larry, as part of an ongoing investigation into the tragic demise of the rising star, Mohbad.
The revelation was made by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, during an Instagram live session, which took place as a delegation of celebrities, led by actress Iyabo Ojo, visited his office in Lagos.
Commissioner Owohunwa emphasized that should Naira Marley and Sam Larry fail to cooperate and honor the police’s summons, they could potentially be declared wanted by law enforcement authorities.
Furthermore, the commissioner urged individuals possessing pertinent information related to the investigation to come forward and assist with the case. He reassured potential witnesses, including the family of the late musician, that the police would provide adequate protection.
In a heartfelt plea, Mr. Owohunwa implored those engaged in protests across the state and those voicing their concerns on social media to refrain from actions that could hinder or compromise the ongoing investigation.
The tragic incident involving Mohbad, who was just 27 years old, occurred on September 12. Prior to his untimely passing, Mohbad had filed a petition with the Assistant Inspector-General of Police overseeing the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Lagos. In the petition, he detailed threats to his life allegedly made by Sam Larry and individuals purportedly linked to him, who reportedly assaulted Mohbad with firearms, machetes, and other weapons while he was shooting a video with Zlatan.
Additionally, numerous videos emerged implicating Naira Marley in alleged threats against Mohbad, his former protege. These developments have sparked protests in several states, with fans passionately demanding justice for the late artist.
To facilitate a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mohbad’s tragic demise, Commissioner Owohunwa established a 13-member special investigation team.
On Tuesday, Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat personally led a delegation to visit the grieving mother of the late singer, offering their condolences during this difficult time.