Sanwo-Olu Invites DSS to Investigate Mohbad’s Death
By Adedapo Adesanya
The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has invited the Department of State Services (DSS) to join the investigation into the death of Nigerian music star, Mr Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Imole Aloba, otherwise known as Mohbad.
The Nigeria Police Force is already looking into the circumstances surrounding the demise of the fast-rising star, whose death is generating reactions across the world. The introduction of the secret police, according to the governor, is to support its sister agency.
In a statement on Tuesday morning, Mr Sanwo-Olu said his administration has been closely working behind the scenes with relevant authorities and is keenly following the ongoing investigations.
He said the invitation of the DSS will “widen the dragnet with inter-agency collaboration and use of best-in-class technology to unearth the truth.”
He called for calm and instructed those with the necessary information to aid the ongoing investigation to approach the security agencies.
He said, “I have instructed that all those who may have played any role whatsoever in any event leading to the death of MohBad be made to face the law after a thorough investigation.
“I hereby plead with all those who may have vital information that may assist the investigation process to avail the investigating team with such. I have also appealed to the investigating team to guarantee the confidentiality and protection of all witnesses who may come forward with vital information or indicative evidence that may assist the process.
“The Police and the DSS have promised to brief the public on their efforts periodically.
“I also appeal to all friends and fans of the deceased to stay calm and refrain from making inflammatory utterances and reaching prejudicial conclusions on this matter. Staying calm and following the process will be our most solemn tribute to the memory of the departed talent.”
Mohbad, 27, was pronounced dead last Tuesday (September 12) after allegedly visiting a hospital for an ear infection. However, many details since his death have alleged foul play.
The deceased was formerly signed by Marlian Music, owned by popular and controversial Nigerian street-hop artist, Naira Marley.
He left the entertainment outfit in 2022 after some controversies regarding how he was allegedly treated badly.