The Lagos State Police Command has said the autopsy report of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba aka Mohbad, conducted two months ago has not been given to them.
Today, Tuesday, November 21, 2023, makes it two months since the corpse of the late Mohbad was exhumed and an autopsy commenced to unravel the cause of the death of the singer.
Mohbad’s death on September 12 sparked controversies in Nigeria and beyond which prompted the police to set up an investigative team to determine what led to the singer’s demise.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, had tweeted in September that an “autopsy has been concluded” and the police were “awaiting result.”
In October, the then Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, named prime suspects linked to the death of the singer, where he further disclosed that Mohbad vomited and developed goosebumps after he was injected three times by a nurse, Feyisayo Ogedemgbe, on September 12, 2023.
Some of the suspects were subsequently charged to court.
The state Police Command last Friday, however, released singer Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley and Balogun Samson, known as Sam Larry, after the duo met their bail conditions. They were arrested as part of an investigation into Mohbad’s death after videos of assault against the late singer surfaced online.
When asked by one of our correspondents on Monday on the release of Mohbad’s autopsy report, Hundeyin disclosed that the command had yet to get the report officially.
Hundeyin said, “The autopsy report has not been given to us. Some people have been carrying rumours that it’s ready. It’s one thing for it to be ready, it’s another thing for it to be given to us officially – that we would receive and sign a copy that we have received it. So, we don’t work with rumours, we work with facts.”
Nigerian artiste, Bella Shmurda, had on Saturday appealed to the police to release the remains of Mohbad.
Taking to his X account late Saturday, Bella expressed concerns over the prolonged delay in the release of Mohbad’s body, which had been held for autopsy for the past two months.
He appealed to the police to expedite the process and release the body to facilitate a dignified funeral arrangement. Additionally, Bella requested the prompt disclosure of the autopsy results.
He wrote, “It’s been over two months since Mohbad died and his body was taken in for autopsy but yet no result, which is fine but please release his body. That boy needs a befitting burial and to go to rest finally. Naija Police, what’s going on? We need an answer here: where is the result? Where is his body?”
But Hundeyin further said only the singer’s family lawyer could write to the pathologists to release the autopsy result or it would be independently given to the police when it is ready.