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Lagos government launched Probe into sudden passing of Afropop star MohBad aka Ilerioluwa Aloba

The Lagos state government has invited Nigeria's secret police to participate in the ongoing inquiry into the tragic passing of Afrobeats sensation MohBad, whose real name was Ilerioluwa Aloba.

The 27-year-old artist succumbed to an illness in a Lagos hospital a week ago, sparking widespread speculation about the circumstances surrounding his death.

While initial reports suggested that MohBad sought treatment for an infected injury, no official confirmation has been provided, leaving the public in the dark about the precise details.

The news of his untimely demise sent shockwaves through his fan base and the music community, resulting in the trending hashtag #justiceformohbad on social media platforms, including X (formerly known as Twitter).

Protests demanding justice have erupted in some southern towns, reflecting the deep emotional impact of his passing. Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has intervened, affirming his commitment to a comprehensive investigation, tweeting, "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."

Furthermore, the regional police have established a special investigative team comprising 13 members tasked with exhuming MohBad's body for a thorough autopsy.

Amidst heightened emotions, tributes to the late singer have raised concerns of potential industry bullying. Criticism has been directed towards his former mentor, Naira Marley, with whom MohBad had a public feud following his departure from Marlian Records last year.

The backlash against Naira Marley has led to the ban of his songs by one of southwest Nigeria's largest radio stations, SplashFM, for the duration of the investigation. Naira Marley himself has called for a comprehensive probe into MohBad's demise and pledged to support efforts to uncover any potential foul play or injustice.

Mohbad: Celebrities, youths, fans storm Lagos, Osun, Delta as protests enter Day 2

AS controversy continues to trail the death of singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, protesting fans in Lagos, Osun and Delta states took to the streets, yesterday, to demand justice.

On Tuesday, hundreds of protesters rallied in Abeokuta, Ogun State, and Akure, the Ondo State capital, seeking justice for the late singer.

The Afrobeat singer died last Tuesday aged 27 under what many termed mysterious circumstances, prompting the acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Kayode Egbetokun, to order a “thorough” probe by the Lagos State Police Command. Protesters came out en masse in some areas of Lagos State with one of the protests starting from the Alagbado axis of AIT Road and moving to the Command area, then to Ile-Iwe in Meiran.

The rallies went on amid tight security, with at least four police patrol vans loaded with armed officers accompanying the protesters.

Over 200 youths were clad in black tops with placards of different inscriptions seeking justice for Mohbad. There were also similar protests in Warri, Delta State.

In Osogbo, the Osun State capital, thousands of youths, yesterday, thronged major roads in the city demanding the arrest and prosecution of those suspected to be behind Mohbad’s death.

The youths, dressed in black, walked from the Dele Yes Sir area of the state, through Dada Estate, Oke-Fia, Alekuwodo, Olaiya, and MDS to Freedom Park singing solidarity songs to mourn the deceased.

The protesters, who gathered at the park where they lit candles, sang different Mohbad songs and cursed owners of the Malian record label.

They also carried placards with inscriptions such as Justice for Mohbad, Israel is not bad boy, among others.

Speaking with newsmen at Freedom Park, one of the conveners, Fisayo Aderemi, urged the police investigating team to extend their searchlight to the kind of treatment the deceased received at the hospital before his eventual death.

Actress-turned-politician Tonto Dikeh

Actress-turned-politician Tonto Dikeh through her foundation has pledged to sponsor the education of late singer Mohbad's son, Liam. In a statement on her Instagram page, Dikeh's foundation joined family, fans and well-wishers to mourn the sudden demise of Promise Ilerioluwa Aloba.

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has promised to financially support the family of late singer, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba (Mohbad). She has also committed to taking care of Mohbad’s 5-month-old son, Liam, till he finishes his secondary school education. Tonto Dikeh announced this through her foundation and the King Andre Foundation on her Instagram page.

She mentioned that the 5-month-old boy will receive monthly support of N100k.

The statement read in part, “Tonto Dikeh Foundation would like to support General Mohbad through his son by giving him an all-paid educational scholarship till he finishes his secondary school lever. “In addition to that, the Kind Andre Dikeh Foundation would like to support the family by paying his son Mohbad’ son monthly child support of a hundred thousand naira, only 100k every month for one year.”

Mohbad: Iyabo Ojo Visits Lagos CP, Calls Out Sam Larry, Naira Marley

She wondered why Sam Larry has not been invited by the Lagos State Police Command for questioning despite the many calls by Nigerians for his arrest.

Amid the controversy trailing the death of Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo, has called out his former record boss, Naira Marley and his associate Sam Larry.

The 27-year-old singer died last Tuesday and has since been buried. His death has continued to generate reactions, with many calling out Marley and Larry, accusing them of bullying the late singer since leaving the Marlian Records.

During her visit to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa on Wednesday, Iyabo Ojo also called out Naira Marley and Sam Larry, saying there was video evidence to prove their level of involvement in the saga.

She wondered why Sam Larry has not been invited by the Lagos State Police Command for questioning despite the many calls by Nigerians for his arrest.

Ojo streamed her meeting with the CP via Instagram live.

Meanwhile, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has invited the Department of State Services (DSS) to join the probe into Mohbad’s demise.

“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,” he wrote on his X handle Tuesday.

“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.” He, is, however, pleading with those who have information that may assist the probe to do so.

Pasca Atuma shocked by the passing of the talented young artist, Mohbad.

The Canadian-Nigerian multiple award-winning film director/producer, Pascal Atuma says the Nigerian Police need to proof that they can get the job done! justice must be served. #justiceformohbad

Mohbad:’ Your spirit strong ooo,’ Davido cries out for not sleeping well

Award-winning Afrobeats singer David Adeleke, better known as Davido, has revealed that Mohbad’s spirit is strong, as he has not been sleeping well since his death.

Davido posted this on his Instagram Reels this morning, 19th September 2023.

The untimely death of Mohbad has affected many people in the entertainment industry, especially music fans.

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