The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Idowu Owohunwa, has constituted a special team to unravel the cause of death of Nigerian Musician, Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said in a statement on Saturday that the team was drawn from the homicide section of the Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).
He said that the team had already swung into action with its investigation into the case.
Hundeyin said that the special investigation team became necessary in view of the growing public concerns and the preliminary police review of the general circumstances sorrounding the death.
“The team, which comprises seasoned homicide detectives, has been tasked to aggregate all allegations, suspicions and insinuations from various sources on the death of the singer.
“The team is to undertake a professional, diligent and timely investigation with a view to establishing facts, clearing all doubts and ensuring that justice is manifestly served through a meticulous process that will deploy all requisite protocols (which may include exhumation),” he said.
The image maker said that in aid of the initiative, the Lagos State Government had pledged its total support to the Special Investigation Team in all ways required, to guarantee a diligent investigative exercise.
Hundeyin said that Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu gave the assurance while consulting with the state police boss earlier on Saturday on how best to ensure that the case was expeditiously investigated and justice delivered promptly.
He said an appeal was made to the deceased’s family, friends, business associates or anyone with useful information that could aid the investigation to kindly share same with the Homicide Section of the State CID on phone number: 08036885727.
“The Lagos State Police Command assures that progress of the investigation will, as much as legally and professionally permissible, be shared with the general public accordingly,” he said.
BRANDPOWER reports that on Tuesday, music lovers were hit with the news of the death of the singer, at the age of 27.
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The statement read, “Right now, we are focused on making sure the legacy of Mohbad lives on and he is remembered as he was in his final months; Free, strong and fighting for his future
“Before his passing, Mohbad was in court to retrieve the majority of his songs and unpaid royalties which were wrongfully held by Marlian Music.
“We will continue the fight to retrieve his catalogue and unpaid royalties so that through these, those he left behind, especially his son, Liam Imole, will be provided for.
“We want #JusticeforMohbad, and we will appreciate all the support we can get in this fight to retrieve his catalogue from Marlian Music, as this is the justice that Mohbad was working towards.”
Nigerians in U.S. pay tribute to Afrobeats legend, MohBad
Also, the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians (OAN), and its partner organisations, have mourned the death of Nigerian Afrobeats Artist, Illerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as MohBad.
The Chairman, Board of OAN, Mr Olayinka Dan-Salami, in a statement on Thursday, said that the Nigerian Afrobeat would be greatly missed for his contribution to the music industry.
MohBad passed away on Tuesday at the age of 27.
Dan-Salami said MohBad was slated to perform at the Nigerian Independence Day Parade and Carnival in New York City on October 7, 2023, on his first visit to the U.S.
“This event is the largest gathering of Nigerians, outside Nigeria, in celebration of our nation’s Independence Day,’’ he told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York.
Dan-Salami said OAN and its partner organisations would pay tribute to MohBad, during the celebration he would have headlined.
“We are, therefore, appealing to MohBad’s fans all over the world to join us at the parade ground in New York City on October 7, 2023.
“We invited the fans to join us as we pay tribute to the legacy of a young talented artist who was taken away from us too soon,’’ the official said.
MohBad quickly rose to fame with his hit singles, Ponmo, Feel Good and KPK. His music touched many lives across the globe.
“He is survived by his parents, wife and their five-month-old son.
“Please keep his family and friends in your prayers.
“For more information about the venue for the tribute, please visit our website at oanweb.org,’’ he said.