Mohbad's Family Rejects Autopsy Result, Demands Independent Toxicology Test

Mohbad's Family Rejects Autopsy Result, Demands Independent Toxicology Test


The family of late Nigerian singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, has rejected the autopsy results provided by the Lagos state government and is calling for an independent toxicology test to determine the true cause of his death. Mohbad passed away on September 12, 2023, under controversial circumstances, leading to his body being exhumed for an autopsy on September 21.

At a press conference in Lagos on June 17, the family's lawyer, Wahab Shittu, highlighted discrepancies in the autopsy report presented by Prof. Sunday Soyemi from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH). The family questioned the integrity of the investigation and the silence from the government and police regarding a U.S. laboratory's denial of conducting the autopsy.

Shittu emphasized that the family demands an independent toxicology test by a reputable international laboratory, a comprehensive review of the initial testing procedures, and collaboration with international forensic experts to ensure transparency and accuracy. The family also called for full disclosure of all findings related to the toxicology tests and urged the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, to intervene in the investigation.

The family remains committed to seeking truth and justice for Mohbad and has filed an application with the Coroner’s Court for an independent autopsy and toxicology test. They urge the presiding magistrate to expedite the hearing to ensure justice is served.

The inconclusive autopsy, attributed to body decomposition and possible medication reactions, has only added to the family's agony and uncertainty, which they say is both unfair and unjust.

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