- Nigerian socialite Balogun Olamilekan Eletu, aka Sam Larry, is in police custody following the death of Mohbad
- The news was shared by police spokesman Ben Hundeyin, and Iyabo Ojo also shared it on her page
- According to Hundeyin, Sam Larry is helping with the ongoing investigation into Mohbad's death
- In an exclusive chat with Legit.ng, Ridwan Oke, a lawyer, shared his opinion about videos of Sam Larry harassing Mohbad and the implication
After weeks of clamouring for his arrest, Sam Larry has finally returned to Nigeria and is now in the custody of the police.
Many had called for the socialite's arrest because several videos of him assaulting late singer Mohbad surfaced after his death.
Reacting to the news of his arrest, actress Iyabo Ojo, who has been at the forefront of the demand for justice, shared Benjamin Hundeyin's tweet.
In her caption, the mum of two said different tales and stories would soon unravel.
"Ok..................... we await a super story tomorrow."
See Iyabo's post below:
Netizens react to Iyabo Ojo's post
Many people expressed displeasure about Sam Larry assisting the police when there was evidence of him assaulting Mohbad.
Read some of the comments sighted below:
"Now I’m thinking that Maybe it should have been a protest coz awotarom this nonsense!"
"In your custody would have just been enough @benjaminhundeyin. That Assist is not sitting well with me at this Moment plsssss✌️"
"CR!MINAL DEY ASSIST WITH INVESTIGATIONS! This must be a m@d joke!"
"Naira do interview yesterday, sam Larry dey assist police today, what a quohinsidience"
"Which one be assist! Or did they mean arrest! Nigeria police force una be scam and fraud! Assist you with what! That man tortured, abused mohbad while he was alive! He should never be able to get away with that. If they release this man, street e take over. Anywhere you see Sam larry just dey beat am dey go."
"So Larry the suspect is now a member of the special force?"
"I read this a couple of times to be sure I saw it right. When law enforcement says a person of interest is assisting in an ongoing investigation, this means only one thing: he is not regarded as a suspect. I feel numb right now "
"Main suspect is assisting with investigation???? Oh my dear country ☹️☹️"
"He showed up after Naira Marley have successfully pushed a different narrative through his interview, so he can continue from where Naira Marley stopped. Why didn’t he show up before now? Hmm! Dey play."
Will videos of Sam Larry harassing Mohbad bring forth justice?
In an exclusive chat with Legit.ng, Ridwan Oke, @Ridwanullahii on X, formerly Twitter, a lawyer, revealed the condition under which Sam Larry can be prosecuted.
In his words:
"The videos are part of the evidence, and upon review, if they prove assault, the state will have the power to prosecute him and other persons involved."
Iyabo Ojo and Tonto Dikeh prepare for Mohbad's second burial
Legit.ng earlier reported that even in death, people were still extending hands of kindness to Nigerian singer Mohbad.
Iyabo Ojo and Tonto Dikeh have taken it upon themselves to ensure the 27-year-old gets a befitting burial after investigations about his death are concluded.