The Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department of the Nigeria Police Force, Zone 2, Alagbon, confirmed that they received a petition from the late Nigerian rapper, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, before his death.
Reports shows that Mohbad’s petition to the police was against socialite and Naira Marley’s friend, Samson Balogun, better known as Sam Larry, and others, alleging an assault on the late singer.
According to Punchng, the lawyer of Sam Larry and other respondents in the petition submitted a counter-petition against Mohbad, for defamation of character.
The spokesperson for the Lagos Annex of the FCID, Oluniyi Ogundeyi, confirmed this on Thursday, September 14.
He stated that the late 27-year-old failed to appear at their office to defend his petition and continue the process of prosecuting the accused.
Ogundeyi explained that the police were unable to proceed with the case due to Mohbad’s non-appearance to defend his petition and provide supporting evidence for his claims.
He said: “We received the petition, and followed up on the information provided in the petition, and the suspects were invited.
“But Mohbad refused to show up to defend his petition and also provide evidence to assist the police in carrying out a proper investigation and forward the matter to the legal department for prosecution, if necessary.
“…a lawyer to Sam Larry and the other suspects filed a counter-petition accusing Mohbad of defaming them.”
Ogundeyi also mentioned that attempts were made to contact Mohbad and have him appear at their office to defend his petition, but he was not available.