In a significant development following the tragic passing of Nigerian music sensation, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has taken a bold step to ensure that justice is served.
In an official statement released on Tuesday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile, it was revealed that the Lagos State Government is leaving no stone unturned in its quest to uncover the truth behind the young artist’s untimely demise.
Mohbad, a rising star in the Nigerian music industry, passed away on Monday, September 11, at the tender age of 27, sending shockwaves throughout the nation. The circumstances surrounding his death have since been shrouded in mystery and speculation.
Governor Sanwo-Olu, responding to the growing concerns and demands for justice from Mohbad’s fans and the public at large, has initiated a comprehensive investigation into the incident. This investigative effort is twofold, with the Lagos State Police Command taking the lead.
A 19-member police panel has been assembled, tasked with unraveling the mystery that surrounds Mohbad’s tragic demise. Their mandate is to conduct a thorough inquiry into the events leading up to the artist’s death and to ascertain the circumstances that contributed to this heartbreaking loss.
Furthermore, in an unprecedented move aimed at bolstering the investigation, Governor Sanwo-Olu has extended an invitation to the Department of State Services (DSS) to collaborate with the state police command.
“The Lagos State Government has noted the developments that have followed the death of music star Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba (aka Mohbad), the statement read.
“Following Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s directive, the Police in Lagos State have launched a major investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of the young star. A 19-man police panel has been asked to unravel the mystery of the musician’s death.
“Further to this and to boost the investigation, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has invited the Department of State Services to join the investigation and widen the dragnet with inter-agency collaboration and use of best-in-class technology to unearth the truth.
“Mr. Sanwo-Olu has directed that all those who may have played any role whatsoever in any event leading to the death of Mohbad be made to face the law after a thorough investigation,” the statement read in part.
This latest development comes just hours after the Lagos State Police Command established a specialized 13-member investigation team dedicated to probing the circumstances surrounding the late singer’s untimely demise. The music industry and fans of Mohbad are closely following these developments as they seek answers and closure following this tragic loss.
As the investigation continues to unfold, the nation mourns the loss of a promising talent, while the hope for justice remains alive, fueled by the relentless efforts of the Lagos State Government, law enforcement agencies, and the Department of State Services.