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Why We May Exhume Mohbad’s Corpse – Police Reveals As It Sets Up Special Investigation Team


Why We May Exhume Mohbad’s Corpse – Police Reveals As It Sets Up Special Investigation Team

Following the controversy surrounding the questionable death of 27 years old Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba popularly known as Mohbad, the Lagos State Police Command has inaugurated a 13-man special team to carry out investigations.

Recall that Mohbad, a former signee of Marlian Records owned by Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley died last week Tuesday with some persons accusing Naira Marley and music promoter, Samson Balogub, aka Sam Larry of having a hand in his death.

Announcing the inauguration of the investigating team, the police in a statement signed by SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the Lagos state police command spokesman assured that it would employ all requisite protocol including exhuming Mohbad’s Corpse, if need be, to ensure that justice is served.

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The statement read;


Consequent upon the growing public concerns and the preliminary police review of the general circumstances surrounding the death of llerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba aka Mohbad, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command CP Idowu Owohunwa, has directed the commencement of full-scale criminal investigation into the case.

To this end, the Commissioner of Police has constituted a Special Investigation Team within the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to coordinate the investigation.

The team, which comprises seasoned homicide detectives, has been tasked to aggregate all allegations, suspicions and

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insinuations from various sources on the death of the singer and undertake professional, diligent and timely investigation with a view to establishing facts, clearing all doubts and ensuring that justice is manifestly served through a meticulous process that will deploy all requisite protocols (which may include exhumation) as well as technical and scientific tools that are vital to the detailed investigation of homicide allegations of this


In aid of this initiative, the Lagos State Government has pledged its total support to the Special Investigation Team in all ways required to guarantee a diligent investigative exercise. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu gave this assurance while consulting with the State Commissioner of Police earlier today on how best to ensure that the case is expeditiously investigated and justice delivered promptly.

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Meanwhile, an appeal is hereby made to the deceased’s family, friends, business associates or anyone with useful information that could aid the investigation to kindly share same with the Homicide Section of the State

Criminal Investigation Department on 08036885727 and to optimally support the Police in the drive for a conclusive investigation of the case.

The Lagos State Police Command assures that progress of the investigation will, as much as legally and professionally permissible, be shared with the general public accordingly.



Police Public Relations Officer.

Lagos State Command,


September 16, 2023.

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