A petition, allegedly written by late Nigerian musician, Mohbad to the Nigeria Police Force over threats to his life has surfaced on the internet.
In the petition, Mohbad alleged that he was assaulted and threatened by a group of fifteen individuals led by Samlarry Elegushi while shooting a video with another artist, Zlatan Ibile, on June 25th, 2023.
The group reportedly invaded the premises with dangerous weapons such as guns and cutlasses, damaged equipment valued at N5 million, and threatened Mohbad’s life.
In his claims, Mohbad said that he sustained injuries during the assault but narrowly escaped.
The petition also stated that the group boasted of working for Oba Elegushi and that they had been asked to deal with Mohbad for reasons best known to them.
It stressed that the total amount paid for the destroyed equipment is N8 million, which is non-refundable.
Mohbad therefore called on the police to bring the perpetrators to book and save his life from further threats.
It stated, “I of the above name and address, a law abiding citizen and a Musician bring to your notice the assault and threat to my life by the above mentioned persons.
“On 25th June, 2023 while having a video shoot with another artist by name Zlatan Ibile, the above mentioned persons numbering about fifteen led by Samlarry Elegushi invaded the premises with dangerous arms such as guns, cutlasses etc, where I was shooting video and scattered the whole process of the shooting, damaged the equipment I was using for the shooting valued about Five Million Naira and started threatening my life which in the process they became violent and assaulted me which I sustained injuries but narrowly escaped.
“Attached to this petition is the said pictures. Total amount I paid for the shooting they have destroyed is Eight Million Naira (N8,000,000) which is non-refundable.
“However, during the assault, they were boasting that they work for Oba Elegushi and that they have been asked to deal with me for reasons best known to them which till date they are still threatening to kill me if seen.
“Sir, I call on your good office to save my life from the above mentioned persons and bring them to book.”