The completion of the autopsy on the late singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, also known as Mohbad, has been confirmed by the Police. This information was shared on the Police’s Twitter page on Thursday night.
Previously, it was announced by Benjamin Hundeyin, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police, that Mohbad’s body was disinterred for the purpose of an autopsy. The Police stated, “The autopsy procedure for Mr Mohbad has been successfully completed,” and further information will be provided once the results are available.
Following Mohbad’s death, concerns were raised, with accusations aimed at the owner of the Marlian Record Label, Afeez Fashola, professionally known as Naira Marley.
Naira Marley has maintained his innocence and has joined the call for an investigation and justice. Additionally, there have been allegations and counter-allegations from relatives regarding Mohbad’s
Mohbad’s death last week Tuesday has raised suspicions that he may have died under suspicious circumstances. The Lagos State Police Command has formed a special investigation team consisting of 13 members to look into the details and events leading up to the singer’s sudden demise.
In an effort to uncover the truth, Mohbad’s body was exhumed for an autopsy on Thursday morning. The Nigeria Police Force took to their verified X platform (formerly Twitter) on Thursday night to share updates on the situation using the hashtag #JusticeforMohbad.
They confirmed that the autopsy procedure was successfully carried out and promised to release more information once the results were
Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, professionally known as MohBad, was a talented Nigerian rapper, singer, and songwriter hailing from Lagos. He gained popularity during his time signed to Naira Marley’s Marlian Records, although he later departed from the label in 2022.
MohBad was renowned for his chart-topping tracks such as “Ponmo, Feel Good” and “KPK (Ko Por Ke)” (You Will Always Be Remembered), a collaboration with Rexxie which received three nominations at The Headies awards in 2022.
Unfortunately, in February 2022, MohBad faced legal trouble when he, along with Zinoleesky and four others, was apprehended by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at their residence in Lekki, Lagos. The musicians were found to be in possession of illegal substances, including MDMA and cannabis.
Several videos circulated on social media, capturing the NDLEA operatives forcefully entering the artists’ home in Lagos’ Lekki district during the early hours of Thursday morning. Witnesses reported that the arrest transpired without search warrants and that the Marlian singers were mistreated during the process.
The NDLEA officers were observed striking the musicians with batons and firing shots into the sky, compelling them to enter awaiting trucks.
The raid carried out by the NDLEA was verified, as they stated, “Our personnel conducted a raid in an area within Idado estate, where Naira Marley’s associates reside.” A representative from the NDLEA mentioned that cannabis and MDMA were discovered in their residence and vehicle. MohBad, Zinoleesky, and four additional individuals were subsequently released.