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Police conclude Mohbad’s autopsy, as singer’s mother wants Naira Marley apprehended

Police conclude Mohbad’s autopsy, as singer’s mother wants Naira Marley apprehended

The Police in Nigeria have announced conclusion of the autopsy carried out on late singer Ilerioluwa Aloba popularly known as Mohbad.

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed this in a post via his X account, formerly Twitter, on Thursday night, added that they are awaiting the result.

“Autopsy has been concluded. Awaiting result…,” he wrote.

The Lagos State Police Command along with some health officials exhumed the corpse of the singer who died on September 12, 2023, and was buried in the Ikorodu area of Lagos, the next day.

His death had elicited outcry from his fans who had since taken to the streets in Lagos, Ogun States and other parts of the country, urging the police to fish out his killers.

After his death, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun, ordered a forensic Investigation to unravel cause of the death.

Following the IGP’s directive, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, placed a ten-man team, including a pathologist to exhume and investigate Mohbad’s death.

Mohbad’s mom wants Naira Marley apprehended

Mrs Promise Aloba, the mother of the late Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba (Mohbad), has urged the federal government and Nigerians in general to help uncover the truth behind her son’s death.

She made the call when Sen. Elisha Abbo, Chairman, House Committee on Entertainment Economy, and Nollywood actresses, Tonto Dikeh and Iyabo Ojo, paid the family a condolence visit in Lagos on Thursday.

Aloba, who spoke in Yoruba Language, alleged that Naira Marley, the owner of the Marlian Record label, is connected to her son’s death.

She also called for assistance in investigating the matter further.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 27-year-old Mohbad was formerly signed to Naira Marley’s Marlian Records and left the label in 2022.

She said that her late son had always complained about serious threat to his life by Naira Marley and some other individuals.

In tears, Aloba said “I know my son, he told me that Naira Marley usually threatened him. Please Nigerians help me to look for him; please have mercy on me; that is all you can do for me.

“I cannot singlehandedly fish him out. Also, he told me the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) gave him some water in a bottle to drink sometimes ago. Help me please.

“My son was always beaten. Even he was mentioning Sam Larry, l don’t know them. They enslaved my son.

“He was always telling me to guide him so he would not be killed, these were all he was saying until they finally killed him. Please help me.”

Speaking, Abbo assured Mohbad’s mother of protection and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding her son’s demise.

He also pledged to spearhead the campaign for a Creative Economy Commission.

He said the Commission aims to address conflicts within the creative industry, including disputes related to record labels and artist contracts.

“It will also help in preventing situations where individuals resort to self-help,” Abbo said.

The Police Command in Lagos State on Thursday announced that it has completed the autopsy of the body of Mohbad as part of further investigation into his death. (NAN)


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