The police in Lagos has confirmed that embattled Music Promoter, Balogun Olamilekan Eletu, popularly known as Sam Larry, is in their custody.
Following the death of Afrobeat singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka MohBad, Sam Larry has been trending after some videos of him allegedly bullying the late singer surfaced online.
Many Nigerians, home and abroad, have since called for the arrest of Sam Larry and his associate, the Marlian Record boss, Naira Marley.
However, late Thursday, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, announced that Sam Larry was in custody.
“Balogun Olamilekan Eletu aka Sam Larry is now in our custody. He is currently assisting with the ongoing investigation,” Hundeyin posted on X.
No sooner than the police image maker announced this than Sam Larry started trending on Twitter, topping the trends at number one.
It is unclear if Sam Larry surrendered to the police or was forcefully picked up as no information was given by Hundeyin in that regard.
Sam Larry’s probe by the police comes less than 24 hours after Naira Marley said he was willing to fly back to Nigeria for investigation.
In an interview with ex-Presidential media aide, Reno Omokri, Naira Marley said, “If the security agencies can guarantee my safety, I will be in Nigeria for investigations.”
The police, which conducted an autopsy on MohBad last week have vowed to ensure justice for the deceased.
Recall that Mohbad, who died on September 12, was buried the next day, fuelling outrage both online and offline.
Also, Hundeyin confirmed that the nurse who allegedly injected the deceased before his demise has been arrested.
Hundeyin said, “We have arrested the nurse. Exhumation completed. Autopsy to commence.
“The Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, has reiterated that everyone involved or implicated will be invited, and we will ensure thorough investigation.”