A posthumous petition authored by the late Nigerian artiste, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as MohBad, has surfaced online. The petition alleges an imminent threat to his life and substantial property damage orchestrated by music promoter Samson Erinfolami Balogun, also known as Sam Larry, and a group of 15 individuals.
The incident, outlined in the petition dated June 27, 2023, revolves around a video shoot that took place on June 25, 2023. During the video shoot, MohBad and fellow artist Zlatan Ibile were abruptly confronted by Sam Larry and his associates, who were allegedly armed and menacing.
The petition claims that the group proceeded to wreak havoc, causing damage to equipment valued at over N5 million while also physically assaulting MohBad, who narrowly escaped with injuries.
What is particularly concerning is the assertion made by Sam Larry during the altercation. He reportedly claimed to be acting on behalf of Oba Elegushi of Lagos State, further escalating the gravity of the situation.
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The late MohBad’s petition, a plea for justice and protection, stated, “Sir, I call on your good office to save my life from the above-mentioned persons and bring them to book.”
The artist, who was signed to Marlian Records, owned by Naira Marley, a known associate of Sam Larry, tragically passed away on September 12, 2023, adding another layer of poignancy to this distressing narrative.
The petition sheds light on the harrowing experience faced by MohBad and the scale of damage inflicted upon him. It claims that the cost of the destroyed equipment alone amounted to N8 million, an irreplaceable loss for the artist.
This incident raises important questions about the safety of artists in the Nigerian music industry and the prevalence of disputes involving various stakeholders.
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