The Lagos State Police Command announced late on Thursday night that Balogun Olamilekan Eletu aka Sam Larry is now in their custody.
In a short statement late on Thursday night, the Command said “Balogun Olamilekan Eletu aka Sam Larry is now in our custody. He is currently assisting with ongoing investigation.
However, the Command did not say whether Sam Larry turned in or was arrested after a manhunt.
Also, the Coroner’s Inquest into the death of late Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba a.k.a Mohbad will commence today.
Chief Coroner of the High Court of Lagos, Justice Mojisola Dada, on Wednesday, set up an inquest to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of the artiste.
The setting up of the inquest was sequel to a demand by human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, for the Coroner to conduct a thorough investigation on Mohbad’s tragic death.
In a formal letter dated September 18, Falana cited the Lagos State Coroner’s Law of 2007, specifically Section 15, which stipulates that an inquest should be conducted when a Coroner becomes aware of a death within their district that results from violent, unnatural, or suspicious circumstances.
In response to the request, the Chief Coroner yesterday notified Falana that a preliminary inquiry into the death of Mohbad will commence on Friday September 29, at Magistrate Court 3, Candide-Johnson Courthouse, Ita-Elewa, Ikorodu.
The letter read: “I have the directives of the Chief Coroner Lagos State, Hon. Justice M.A Dada, to notify your good office of his Lordship’s order to convoke an inquest into the death of the above named Ilerioluwa Oladimeji aka “Mohbad”, in view of the letter from your office to the Chief Coroner over the tragic death which you stated occurred in lkorodu Lagos State, in the circumstances which requires the convocation of an inquest pursuant to the extant provisions of Ss. 14 & 15 of the Coroner’s system law of Lagos State, Cap C15, Laws of Lagos State 2015.
“Your office is hereby notified that preliminary enquiries into the death of late Ilerioluwa Oladimeji by the undersigned coroner will commence on September 29, 2023 at Magistrate Court 3, Candide-Johnson Courthouse, Ita-Elewa, Ikorodu. “