Autopsy Results for Late Singer Mohbad Pending After Two Months

The Lagos State Police Command has stated that it has not yet received the autopsy result of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba aka Mohbad, conducted two months ago.

Recall that the corpse of the late Mohbad was exhumed sixty days ago and an autopsy commenced to unravel the cause of the death of the singer.

After Mohbad’s murder on September 12 caused controversy both within and outside of Nigeria, the police formed an investigation team to find out what exactly happened that killed the musician.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, had tweeted in September that an “autopsy has been concluded” and the police were “awaiting result.”

In October, Mohbad’s murder was linked to a number of main suspects, including then-Commissioner of Police Idowu Owohunwa, who said that Mohbad had experienced vomiting and goosebumps following three injections from nurse, Feyisayo Ogedengbe, on September 12, 2023.

Following it, charges were brought against a few of the suspects.

However, last Friday, the state Police Command freed singers Azeez Fashola, better known as Naira Marley, and Balogun Samson, better known as Sam Larry, after they fulfilled their bail requirements. Following the release of footage online showing the late singer being assaulted, they were taken into custody as part of an inquiry into Mohbad’s death.

When asked by PUNCH on Monday on the release of Mohbad’s autopsy report, Hundeyin disclosed that the command had yet to get the report officially.

Hundeyin said, “The autopsy report has not been given to us. Some people have been carrying rumours that it’s ready. It’s one thing for it to be ready, it’s another thing for it to be given to us officially – that we would receive and sign a copy that we have received it. So, we don’t work with rumours, we work with facts.”

Nigerian artiste, Bella Shmurda, on Saturday also appealed to the police to release the remains of Mohbad.

Taking to his X account late Saturday, Bella expressed concerns over the prolonged delay in the release of Mohbad’s body, which had been held for autopsy for the past two months.

He appealed to the police to expedite the process and release the body to facilitate a dignified funeral arrangement. Additionally, Bella requested the prompt disclosure of the autopsy results.

He wrote, “It’s been over two months since Mohbad died and his body was taken in for autopsy but yet no result, which is fine but please release his body. That boy needs a befitting burial and to go to rest finally. Naija Police, what’s going on? We need an answer here: where is the result? Where is his body?”

But Hundeyin further said only the singer’s family lawyer could write to the pathologists to release the autopsy result or it would be independently given to the police when it is ready.

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