A look at “Police Issue Warning Over Mohbad’s Death Probe ‘Our Hands Will Not Be Forced,’” On Tuesday, September 12, Mohbad died in a mysterious manner, causing several Nigerians to demand justice, calling for a thorough investigation.
Police in Lagos have warned that their “hands won’t be forced” in the investigation into the death of late rapper Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, known as Mohbad.
In a mysterious manner, Mohbad died on Tuesday, September 12 prompting several Nigerians to call for justice and a thorough investigation.
Police Public Relations Officer Benjamin Hundeyin said on Saturday that the investigation will not be turned into a media trial.
The police will follow protocol, according to Hundeyin, amid calls to question certain individuals and reveal the results of Mohbad’s autopsy.
This is not a trial by media. The right questions will be asked, and the right answers will be given, at the right time and place, he said.
No forced hand will be used. However, rest assured that every single homicide investigation protocol is being followed, as shoddiness is not tolerated.”
There will be more protests
In honor of the late singer, Abuja residents gathered at the Unity Fountain on Friday for a candlelight procession.
After a similar event in Lagos a day earlier, the protesters gathered in the nation’s capital for a candlelight procession and concert.
There were several inscriptions on placards to drum home their message at the gathering that began at 7 p.m. Dressed mostly in white tops, the participants danced to Mohbad’s songs. Nollywood star Tonko Dikeh was among those present.
As fans, mostly young people, demanded justice for Peace, there have been protests across the country and abroad.
There were protests in Calabar, Cross Rivers State, where residents chanted against members of Mohbad’s former record label Marlian Music for allegedly bullying and harassing them.
Residents in Taraba lit candles and paid tribute to the 27-year-old.
In New York, a billboard featured Mohbad’s image as calls for an investigation into his death gained global traction.
‘Autopsy results are pending’
Police authorities exhumed the singer’s body from his graveside in Ikorodu, Lagos State, a few days after he was buried.
The result of the autopsy has not yet been released, according to Benjamin Hundeyin, spokesman for Lagos State Police Command.
On Thursday night, he wrote on his X account, “Autopsy completed. Awaiting results.”
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has also asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to join the investigation into the death of Mohbad, as instructed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun.
Sanwo-Olu said, “I am not unaware of the sad passing of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Imole Aloba (Mohbad). We have been closely working behind the scenes with relevant authorities and closely following the ongoing investigation.”
I have invited the Department of State Services (DSS) to join the investigation in order to broaden the dragnet through inter-agency collaboration and the use of best-in-class technology.