Nigerian individual Sam Larry, who has been accused of torturing the late singer Mohbad, claims that he paid the singer 2 million naira to perform at his late mother’s remembrance concert but that Mohbad didn’t show up.
In a statement reportedly written by Sam Larry, he explained that he had given Mohbad the money two years ago for the performance but Mohbad failed to fulfill his commitment.
When Sam Larry asked for a refund, Mohbad allegedly cited various reasons for not returning the money, including losing his phone and being broke after leaving Marlian Records.
Sam Larry claimed that he later confronted Mohbad about the money, leading to an argument. Sam Larry stated that he didn’t know anything about how Mohbad died and that he had moved on from the incident.
His statement reads: “Two years ago, I gave N2 million to lleri to perform at my mother’s annual remembrance concert in lkorodu.”
“The boy never turned up, so I called him to ask why. He then said he was not feeling well, and when I asked for a refund, he said he lost his phone and money recently when the NDLEA raided his place.”
“Since he was leaving Marlian Records, he claimed he was now broke and had no commitment to repay.”
“I left it at that. Later, I heard that this same boy was having a music video shoot next door, practically on the next street to my house. So, I went there to ask for my money again.”
“We had an argument that lasted 5 minutes. Even one of his friends insisted he was going to pay the money. Up until today, not one kobo has been repaid, and this incident happened early last year. I have since moved on.”
“I traveled to Kenya to find a new African act that can perform at my mother’s concert this year. I have been away since August 20th, and till now, I don’t know anything other than what was written in the blogs and the press. I don’t even know where he lives.”
“I only know his former label boss and their house. I don’t know any nurse, doctor, or hospital. I don’t know anything about his movements. I don’t have that time. I have lost a lot more money than that before; you win some, you lose some.”
“That is my story, case closed. I came here willingly and happily. I know nothing about how the musician died.” – Sam Larry.”