In a bid to seek justice for the late Nigerian music sensation, Mohbad, former Marlian Music signee, Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo has announced her intention to lead a “peaceful” protest in Lagos.
The tragic passing of the 27-year-old artist last Tuesday and the ensuing controversies surrounding his death have gripped the nation.
Mohbad was laid to rest on Wednesday, and questions surrounding the circumstances of his demise continue to reverberate across social media platforms.
In response to mounting public pressure, the Lagos State Police Command has initiated an official investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mohbad’s untimely death. Furthermore, a petition calling for the ban of Marlian Music, the music label owned by Naira Marley, has garnered the support of over 250,000 individuals.
Taking to Instagram Live, Iyabo Ojo revealed her plans to rally for justice and transparency in Mohbad’s case through her Pinkies Foundation, a non-governmental organization committed to societal change and justice.
Iyabo Ojo announced her intention to submit a formal letter to the Lagos State government on Monday, laying the groundwork for the forthcoming rally scheduled for either Tuesday or Wednesday. She urged her fellow entertainers within the industry to join hands in the pursuit of justice.
Addressing Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu directly, Ojo implored him to use his office to ensure a thorough and credible investigation into Mohbad’s tragic passing. She emphasized the need for tangible results rather than “audio investigations,” asserting that society had failed Mohbad during his lifetime, and it was imperative to seek justice now that he had paid the ultimate price.
“Governor Sanwo Olu. I want you to use your good office sir. We need you to see to it that all these investigations are carried out. We do not want an audio investigation. We failed when he was alive. This one he had to pay the ultimate price,” she said.
“We parents are bringing the revolution to reality. The autopsy must be done. When I met him he was so disturbed. He was so paranoid. My lawyer will write you. My foundation will write you people one after the other. My foundation will send out a letter.
“We are sending the letter on Monday to all the respectable offices. And we are sending it to international bodies. We are coming to your office on Tuesday or Wednesday. So that you can understand that we need justice. We are going to do a peaceful rally.”
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As anticipation grows for the upcoming rally, Iyabo Ojo’s commitment to seeking justice for Mohbad continues to gain traction across social media and within the entertainment industry. Nigerians nationwide eagerly await the outcome of the official investigation and hope that it will provide answers to the questions surrounding the tragic demise of the young and talented artist.