The Lagos State Police Command has provided an update on the autopsy report of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.
As of today, Tuesday, November 21, 2023, it has been two months since the singer's corpse was exhumed, initiating the autopsy process aimed at determining the cause of his death.
Despite the passage of time, the police assert that they have not officially received the autopsy report.
Benjamin Hundeyin, the State Police Public Relations Officer, emphasized the need for an official handover, stating, "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 rumors, we work with facts."
The controversy surrounding Mohbad's death, which occurred on September 12, prompted the police to establish an investigative team to unravel the circumstances leading to the singer's demise. In September, Benjamin Hundeyin had tweeted that the autopsy had been concluded, with the police awaiting the results.
In October, the then Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, identified prime suspects linked to Mohbad's death. Owohunwa disclosed that the late singer had vomited and developed goosebumps after being injected three times by a nurse named Feyisayo Ogedemgbe on the fateful day.
Some suspects were subsequently charged to court, and last Friday, the State Police Command released two individuals, Azeez Fashola (Naira Marley) and Balogun Samson (Sam Larry), after they met their bail conditions.
The arrests had been made in connection to the investigation into Mohbad's death following online videos depicting assault against the late singer.
Bella Shmurda, another Nigerian artist, expressed concerns over the prolonged delay in releasing Mohbad's body, which had been held for autopsy for the past two months. In an appeal to the police, Bella urged them to expedite the process for a dignified funeral arrangement and requested the prompt disclosure of the autopsy results.
In response to queries about the release of Mohbad's autopsy report, Hundeyin revealed that only the singer's family lawyer could write to the pathologists to release the results, or it would be independently given to the police when ready.