The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has officially refuted claims that the late Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as MohBad, was arrested or poisoned while in their custody. In a statement released by the NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, the agency clarified the circumstances surrounding MohBad’s alleged arrest and poisoning.
Contrary to recent reports, Femi Babafemi emphasized that MohBad was never apprehended by the NDLEA and, therefore, couldn’t have been poisoned during his alleged detention. This statement comes in response to widespread rumors suggesting that MohBad was among the Marlian Music artists who were arrested by the NDLEA in 2022.
Mr. Babafemi provided further details on the 2022 arrests, confirming the identities of the individuals taken into custody at that time. The arrested individuals were named as Oniyide Azeez (professionally known as Zinoleesky), Owoeye Michael, Abimbola Ogbe, Dominica Chinwe, Olaolohun Shubomi Mariam, and Ibrahim Alawo.
Femi Babafemi commented on the matter, saying, “This is an authentic account of the arrest and detention of some Malian artistes in Feb 2022, an incident that purveyors of fake news have now twisted to say MohBad was poisoned or detained by the agency. I hope they’ll be bold enough to defend their claims when the hand of the law catches them.”
The NDLEA’s response comes in the wake of a viral video featuring MohBad, where he appeared distraught and made serious allegations. In the video, the late singer claimed that he had been harassed and given a white substance to consume during an encounter with unidentified individuals.
“They gave me water to drink; it was inside a bottle of water plastic. They said I was using drugs. I was the only one who drank it; they didn’t give others drinks. I won’t lie. Then they told me to go home and told the others to wait. They even hit a gun on my head. I saved Zino in that video, but Zino snitched on me,” MohBad stated in the video.
As the investigation into MohBad’s claims continues, the NDLEA has categorically denied any involvement in his arrest or the alleged poisoning incident. The agency remains committed to upholding the rule of law and ensuring transparency in its operations.
The circumstances surrounding MohBad’s video and the allegations made within it are under scrutiny by relevant authorities, as the public awaits further updates on this developing story.