The police have exhumed Mohbad’s corpse for autopsy while the nurse who injected has been arrested.
Glamtush reports that the Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the exhumation of the corpse of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Olademeji Aloba popularly known as Mohbad on Thursday.
The police also arrested the nurse who reportedly injected the deceased prior to his demise on Tuesday, September 12.
The singer died last week in mysterious circumstances with Nigerians protesting and calling for justice for Mohbad.
While the singer and rapper was buried less than a day after his death, the spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command Benjamin Hundeyin said Mohbad’s remains have been exhumed.
“Exhumation completed. Autopsy to commence,” he tweeted on Thursday afternoon, days after the police began a probe into the death of the former Naira Marley signee.
The exhumation – done at the singer’s graveside in the Gberigbe area of Ikorodu was carried out in conjunction with some health officials.
On Monday, police authorities in Lagos inaugurated a 13-man committee to probe Mohbad’s death with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu asking the Department of State Services (DSS) to join the investigation.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun had ordered the investigation into the rapper’s passage, asking the Lagos State police authorities to carry out a thorough probe.
Spokesman of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) Muyiwa Adejobi quoted the IGP as issuing a “direct and urgent directive to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, instructing him to initiate a swift and comprehensive investigation into the tragic passing” of the singer.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had invited the Department of Security Services to join the probe of late the singer.
This was contained in a statement signed by Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, on Tuesday. The state government also commiserated with the family and fans of the former Marlian Records signee.
“We feel the pains of losing such a talented and promising young man, who made a name for himself in a highly competitive industry. May the Almighty grant his soul rest and comfort his bereaved family and fans,” the statement read.
In addition to the police special investigative team in Lagos to probe the death of Mohbad, “Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has invited the DSS to join the investigation and widen the dragnet with inter-agency collaboration and use of best-in-class technology to unearth the truth.
“Mr. Sanwo-Olu has directed that all those who may have played any role whatsoever in any event leading to the death of MohBad be made to face the law after a thorough investigation. Consequently, DSS has also joined the investigation so as to get justice for the youngster, his family, and teeming fans,” it added.
The state government pleaded with all those who may have vital information that may assist the investigation process to avail the investigating team of such.
“Government also appeals to the investigating team to guarantee the confidentiality and protection of all witnesses who may come forward with vital information or indicative evidence that may assist the process,” it added.
The management of Mohbad, on Monday night, announced a candlelight procession and tribute night for the late artiste.
Since Mohbad’s death, his music fans and sympathizers have called for a proper investigation to know the cause of his death.
Taking to the social media handles of the late singer, the management “appreciate the outpouring of love from Fans across the world to the ones who’ve organised events in their communities as a way to honour and pay respect to our shining light we say thank you. Join us for Mohbad’s candlelight procession and tribute concert.”
Also, human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, said on Wednesday that Omowunmi, wife of Mohbad, visited him to demand justice for her late husband.
Speaking with PPunch in Abuja, Falana noted that he visited the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Idowu Owohunwa, adding that he (Owohunwa) had been assured that investigation had been launched.
“The young widow of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, also known as Mohbad, visited our office yesterday (Tuesday) to seek support in pursuing justice for her late husband.
“While sympathising with her and the entire Aloba family, we assured her of our unalloyed commitment to ensure that the circumstances of the unfortunate death of the Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter were unearthed.
“Thereafter, we held a meeting with the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Idowu Owohunwa, in respect of the investigation being conducted by the police in respect of the matter. The CP furnished me with the progress made so far in the investigation.
“We commend Nigerian youths for protesting peacefully and demanding justice. I assure them and other concerned citizens that we shall collaborate with the coroner to expose those who are remotely and directly responsible for the suspicious death of Mohbad.”