The Elegushi Royal Family of Eti-Osa, Lagos State, has distanced their family from troubled music promoter Samson Balogun, also known as Sam Larry, amid the scandal surrounding the death of musician Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba nicknamed Mohbad.
The Elegushi family stated their position in a statement released by the Palace on Thursday, in which the Royal Family condemned any engagement with the music producer.
“The Elegushi Royal Family of Eti-Osa wishes to record the misinformation on the media space involving Samson Erinfolami Balogun (AKA Sam Larry,” according to the statement.
“Samson Balogun is not a member of the royal family and does not work in any capacity for the royal family or the king.” He visits the palace to pay tribute to the king and seek royal blessings, much like other celebrities, politicians, religious and community leaders.
“While expressing our condolences to the family and friends of late Ilerioluwa Aloba (also known as MohBad), we would like to join the calls for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death in order to uncover any foul play.”
“We ask our media friends to be mindful of the sensitive nature of the issue and refrain from spreading falsehoods that could jeopardize the investigation.”