Mohbad: I’m Not Satisfied With Police Investigation – Father

The late singer's father urged the authorities to step up their investigation until justice is done
Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, known professionally as Mohbad
Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, known professionally as Mohbad Instagram

Joseph Aloba, the father of the late Afrobeat musician Ilerioluwa Promise Aloba, also known as Mohbad, has voiced his displeasure with the police probe into the circumstances surrounding his son's death.

During a Wednesday interview with Trust TV, Joseph expressed his worries.

The late singer's father urged the authorities to step up their investigation until justice is done.

He said, “I am not satisfied with police investigation. A lot of things have been said outside which are not right. 

“When I carried Mohbad’s body to the police station, my expectation was that they would follow me to search his house or give me the police (autopsy) report which they have not given me. Those are the areas I am not satisfied with,” he said.

Joseph urged the authorities to invite those who were living with Mohbad, saying he wanted a thorough inquiry.

“They should ask them questions. Through searching their phones, they would know what killed Mohbad. A lot of people were living with him. So I am not satisfied with the investigation.

“We are still looking for justice….Delay can result in denial. I am begging the government to put more effort so that things can go on fine as people expect,” he added.

Remember that Mohbad was buried the following day after passing away on September 12, 2023.

Following criticism, the police invited Azeez Fashola, AKA Naira Marley, and Sam Larry, among others, to be questioned.

However, the head of Marlian Records denied any wrongdoing in an Instagram post, and Sam Larry likewise refuted any involvement.

Both were taken into custody, charged, and then freed on bail; meanwhile, a nurse who administered Mohbad's injections was named as a primary suspect.

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, ordered a forensic examination to determine the cause of death in response to the outcry that followed his death.

The Lagos State Police Command assembled a 10-person team, including a pathologist, to exhume Mohbad's corpse and look into his death per the IGP's directive.

The Lagos Coroner Court, located in Ita-Elewa, Ikorodu, stated in November 2023 that the autopsy being performed in the United States was the most important step towards determining the late singer's cause of death.

The coroner magistrate, Adetayo Shotobi, was informed by state attorney O. Akinde that the autopsy on the deceased's external body had concluded.

“The toxicology test, which has to do with the internal body, is being done in the US,” he added.

Since the investigation started, there have been multiple requests for the autopsy report to be made public.

However, in late November, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the Lagos police spokesman, stated that the Force had not received the autopsy report that was anticipated from the US.

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