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Why report on Mohbad’s death probe not out – Police

 

The Lagos State Police Command has said it will not do
guesswork in the investigation of the death of singer Ilerioluwa Aloba
popularly known as Mohbad.

 

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin
Hundeyin, in an interview with our correspondent on Thursday, reiterated that
the command had not received the report of the autopsy conducted on Mohbad from
the pathologists.

 

Hundeyin was responding to the demands of a civil society
organisation, the Take It Back Movement, who during a Thursday press conference
in Ikeja, Lagos, sought the conclusion of the investigation into Mohbad’s case.

 

The Head of the Gender Department of the group, Omolola
Pedro, in a press text made available, called on the police to
“stop the needless delays, make public its findings from the investigation, and
protect the rights of the deceased’s wife and child.”

 

The organisation also feared that prolonged delay in the
probe was capable of exposing Mohbad’s wife, Wumi, and child, Liam “to several
attacks like cyberbullying, cyberstalking, organised malicious campaigns
against their persons, and even physical harassment” alleging that this was
“the same fate Mohbad suffered while he was alive.”

 

Pedro added that the police “must immediately conclude the
investigation and make its findings public.”

 

Reacting when contacted by our correspondent on Thursday,
police spokesman Hundeyin said, “We’re not the pathologists who carried out the
autopsy.

 

“When they (the pathologists) give us their report, we’ll
conclude our investigation. For now, that’s what we’re waiting for. Except they
want us to do guesswork, we can’t guess; we need to get the report and see the
content of the result and we don’t have it yet.”

 

Mohbad’s death on September 12 sparked controversies in
Nigeria and beyond which prompted the police to set up an investigative team to
determine what led to the singer’s demise.

 

Hundeyin had tweeted in September that an “autopsy has been
concluded” on Mohbad’s corpse and the police were “awaiting result.”

 

In November, the Lagos police said the autopsy report for
Mohbad, conducted months ago had not been given to them.

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