Mohbad: Autopsy to Be Ready in Four Weeks—Lagos Govt

March 21, 2024

By Adedapo Adesanya

The Lagos State Government has said that the result of an autopsy conducted on the deceased singer, Mr Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, would be ready in the next three to four weeks.

The Director of Lagos State DNA and Forensic Centre, Mr Richard Somiari, said this on Wednesday while testifying during a coroner’s inquest into the death of the singer.

The witness was cross-examined yesterday by the defence counsel in the inquest.

Recall that the Feel Good singer died on September 12, 2023, at the age of 27 and was buried the following day.

Following his demise, videos and testimonies began circulating over alleged ill-treatment he faced, particularly from former label boss, Mr Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley.

His death generated controversies, prompting the Lagos State Government to direct a coroner’s inquest into the death.

The inquest began on October 13, 2023, and is taking place at the Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court.

Mr Somiari told the Coroner, Magistrate Adedayo Shotobi, “We expected to get the first set of autopsy results in three to four weeks and re-confirm to authenticate the cause of the death.

“We searched for multiple possibilities, to check if poison was involved in the death of Mohbad since no actual cause was mentioned.”

The forensic expert assured the public of adequate security and monitoring of samples for the autopsy.

“We have a place where items are stored for safety and security of results. There is a procedure for monitoring samples moved abroad,” he said.

Also testifying, Mr Sadiq Ayobami, popularly called Spendy, who is one of the suspects in the case, said that he saw the deceased last a day before his death.

He said that both of them attended a concert at Ikorodu and returned to his house after which he left before the singer’s death.

The Coroner adjourned the case to April 15 and directed all parties in the inquest to be present on that day.

Adedapo Adesanya

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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