The Lagos State Police Command has disclosed that the reports of the autopsy conducted on late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, are still being awaited while the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) are yet to respond to viral video in compliance with the ongoing investigation.
The musician passed away on September 12 at the age of 27 in murky circumstances, prompting the authorities to exhume his remains and perform an autopsy on September 21 in an effort to determine what caused his passing.
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The autopsy report has not yet been released, according to Lagos State Police Commissioner Idowu Owohunwa, despite the fact that the police have already invited and detained a number of suspects in their investigations into the matter.
“The corpse was exhumed, a CAT autopsy was performed on the deceased’s remains that same day at 16:00, and vital specimens were taken and sent to the Lagos State DNA and Forensic Centre for toxicology examination. Prior to the outcry that followed his death, which prompted the launch of the homicide investigation, the reports are still awaited,” he said during a press conference on Friday.
“Also being awaited is the official response from the NDLEA on one of the viral videos containing allegations by the singer on his experience in the agency’s office sometime in October 2022,” CP Owohunwa continued.
The investigating team has gathered enough evidence, according to the Police Commissioner, to support processing the case even though the results of the autopsy are still pending.
“Although the result of the autopsy and toxicology tests are being awaited, substantial grounds have been covered well enough by the special investigation team to support the processing of the case file to the Director of Public Prosecution,” the commissioner added.
“Consequently, the case file is being duplicated and forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecution for vetting and legal advice, the outcome of which will inform further investigative actions and prosecution.”
He reassured the public that “they would be availed of any further development in relation to the outcome of the autopsy and toxicology report, DPP advice, feedback from NDLEA and any other development the investigation to the case” and stated that “the Command will sustain its firm determination to ensure justice in the case.”
The accused mentioned by the police commissioner included Naira Marley, Sam Larry, Primeboy, and an assistant nurse named Ms. Feyisayo Ogedengbe, Ayobami Sodiq (Spending).