Lagos socialite, Sam Larry has broken his silence and denied any involvement in the death of 27-year-old singer, Mohbad.
This follows the emergence of old videos where Mohbad was seen being assaulted by some individuals allegedly led by Sam Larry during a video shoot with his fellow artist, Zlatan Ibile.
A petition by Mohbad also surfaced online, in which he alleged threats to his life and sought police protection from Sam Larry and others.
Reacting in a video shared on social media, Sam Larry denied any involvement in the singer’s death, while expressing his love for Mohbad and emphasized their brotherly relationship.
Speaking in Yoruba, Sam Larry stated, “I want to state that I had nothing to do with Mohbad’s death. Mohbad is my brother, I like him. When he was signed to Marlian Records, he knew I loved him so much. Even his wife knows, everyone knows I love Mohbad.
He continued, “Everywhere I go, whether it is Kenya or Dubai, I will call him so that we can go together, I will pay Marlian Records for a show and we will go together.
“So, if we are at loggerheads, it does not mean it would be deadly, I cannot kill Mohbad, I love him so much.
“God sees my heart, I love him, I cannot kill him, I do not know anything about the cause of his death.”
Sam Larry also mentioned that Zlatan can confirm that he did not harm Mohbad during the video where they were seen together.
He explained that in the video of Mohbad in a club, he was having a conversation with Mohbad’s friend, and some bouncers were trying to mediate the situation, with Sam Larry attempting to settle the dispute.
The socialite said, “In the video that showed him and Zlatan sitting in a wheelchair, Zlatan is my witness, you can call Zlatan to ask him if I laid my hands on Mohbad.
“In the video of him in a club, it was his friend I was having a conversation with.
“If you watch the video, you will see a few bouncers begging Mohbad to stop the argument because Sam Larry had started settling the crisis. They asked him not to interfere because it was not his concern.”