Police to Investigate Suspected Foul Play in Mohbad Death

September 14, 2023
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By Adedapo Adesanya

The Nigeria Police Force has said it would carry out an investigation into the death of the late Nigerian music star, Mr Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, otherwise known as Mohbad.

The Feel Good crooner died on Tuesday, September 12, at the age of 27 over what was reportedly an ear infection, but many developments over the last two days reveal that the singer had historically been threatened and had suffered violence following his split from a popular record label, Marlian Records, last year.

Fans have taken to social media to express their outrage towards what they suspect is foul play, especially with videos surfacing online chronicling a history of violence and harassment he has suffered.

Business Post also saw an acknowledged copy of a petition the deceased wrote to the police in June 2023, alleging a threat to his life by acquaintances of his former label boss.

Now, the police, in a statement shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, has promised to look into the issue, saying, “We understand the concerns surrounding his untimely demise and the various speculations that have arisen.”

Parts of the statement noted that, “The Nigeria Police Force is committed to a comprehensive investigation into this matter, as the Lagos State Commissioner of Police has been tasked to unravel the circumstances surrounding his death. Rest assured, updates will be provided as investigations unfold.”

It further called for calm and directed that appropriate measures should be taken as to not jeopardize the development.

“We encourage family members or close associates with valuable information to approach the Lagos State Commissioner of Police to assist in this process.

“In the meantime, we kindly request that individuals refrain from making statements or engaging in activities that could jeopardize the ongoing investigation,” it added.

The musician was buried yesterday (Wednesday) in Ikorodu, Lagos state, where he grew up. This has also raised questions, as some are alleging that he was quickly buried to conceal some secrets.

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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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