The Lagos state government has invited Nigeria’s Department of Secret Service DSS to join in the investigation surrounding the death of Nigerian fast-rising music star MohBad.
The News.ng had reported Mohbad’s demise last week Tuesday. The 27-year-old was rumoured to have passed after taking an injection from a ear infection.
Consequently, Many Nigerians have demanded the police to carry out an investigation into the controversies surrounding the musician’s death.
This medium also reported how the Nigerian police force announced plans to begin a full-scale investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba aka Mohbad.
Also venting about Mobad’s death, his friend Bella Shumurda called out the late singer’s former music label boss, Naira Marley Afeez Fashola urging him to release Mobad’s catalogue and unpaid royalties legally.
The Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is currently in New York for the 78th United Nations General Assembly UNGA, has now intervened in response to the public outcry, posting: “I have instructed that all those who may have played any role at all in any circumstance leading to MohBad’s death be made to face the law after a thorough investigation.
A 13-person special investigating team will be assembled by the state police to exhume the Afropop singer’s body and perform an autopsy.
The Governors’ words
‘’I would like to assure everyone that I am not oblivious to the sad passing of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Imole Aloba (Mohbad). We have been closely working behind the scenes with relevant authorities, and keenly following the ongoing investigations.
‘’However, in order to boost the investigations, I have invited the Department of State Services (DSS) to join the investigation and widen the dragnet with inter-agency collaboration and use of best-in-class technology to unearth the truth.
‘’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.
‘’I hereby commiserate with the family, friends, colleagues, and fans all over the world on Imole’s sad demise. I wish everyone love and light, and may his soul rest in peace. Amen.