In a gripping turn of events, the Lagos coroner court convened in Ikorodu on Wednesday to unveil critical details regarding the untimely demise of the late singer, Mohbad.
It has been disclosed that the pivotal aspect of the autopsy, aimed at determining the cause of the music sensation’s death, is currently undergoing examination in the United States.
Mohbad, a 27-year-old music prodigy, tragically passed away under mysterious circumstances on September 12, sending shockwaves through the Nigerian music industry and beyond. The following day, the star was laid to rest, leaving fans and loved ones grief-stricken and searching for answers.
However, on September 21, the body of the late singer was exhumed by the police, igniting hopes of uncovering the truth behind his untimely demise through a thorough autopsy.
During the most recent coroner sitting, Oluwaseun Akinde, the state counsel, provided critical updates to Adetayo Shotoni, the magistrate presiding over the case. Akinde informed the court that the autopsy involving the external examination of the deceased’s body had been successfully completed.
Nonetheless, Akinde went on to reveal a significant development that had raised concerns among those closely following the case. He explained that the toxicology test, essential for analyzing the internal body of the late singer, was currently being conducted in the United States.
The delay in obtaining the test results had prompted David Fadimu, counsel to Joseph Aloba, Mohbad’s father, to raise questions about the proceedings. Fadimu expressed his concerns regarding the protracted duration of the investigation and the consequent delay in delivering the test results to the family and the public.
Intriguingly, the magistrate, Adetayo Shotoni, also raised a pertinent query during the hearing. He inquired as to why the toxicology test was being conducted abroad when Nigeria possessed toxicology laboratories that could potentially handle such examinations.
In response to the magistrate’s question, Akinde provided a detailed explanation, shedding light on the government’s rationale for opting to carry out the test in the United States. Akinde cited the complex nature of the substances allegedly consumed by the deceased and the pressing need to maintain transparency and prevent controversy surrounding the eventual autopsy report as the primary reasons for this decision.
The revelation about the ongoing autopsy proceedings in the United States has reignited public interest in the case. Numerous Nigerians, including prominent figures such as singer Bella Shmurda and actress Tonto Dikeh, have called for the swift release of Mohbad’s body to enable his final burial rites.
However, in a stern warning, Joseph Aloba, the father of the late singer, emphasized that nobody should claim his son’s body for burial without his explicit consent, underscoring the family’s determination to ensure a thorough and transparent investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mohbad’s tragic demise.
As the world anxiously awaits the results of the toxicology test, the mystery surrounding Mohbad’s death continues to deepen, leaving fans, family, and the entire nation yearning for answers.