Sanwo-Olu invites DSS to join probe of Mohbad’s death

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  • Abeokuta youths protest, demand justice

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has invited the Department of State Services to join the probe of late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.

This was contained in a statement signed by Lagos state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, on Tuesday.

Mohbad, a former signee of Naira Marley at Marlian Records, died last Tuesday at the age of 27.

The state government also commiserated with the family and fans of the former Marlian Records signee.

“We feel the pains of losing such a talented and promising young man, who made a name for himself in a highly competitive industry. May the Almighty grant his soul rest and comfort his bereaved family and fans,” the statement reads.

In addition to the police special investigative team in Lagos to probe the death of Mohbad, “Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has invited the DSS 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.

“Consequently DSS has also joined the investigation so as to get justice for the youngster, his family and teeming fans,” it added.

The state government pleaded with all those who may have vital information that may assist the investigation process to avail the investigating team of such.

“Government also appeals to the investigating team to guarantee the confidentiality and protection of all witnesses who may come forward with vital information or indicative evidence that may assist the process,” it added.

Meanwhile, the management of Mohbad, on Monday night, announced a candlelight procession and tribute night for the late artiste.

Since Mohbad’s death, his music fans and sympathizers have called for a proper investigation to know the cause of his death.

Taking to the social media handles of the late singer, the management “appreciates the outpouring of love from fans across the world to the ones who’ve organised events in their communities as a way to honour and pay respect to our shining light. We say thank you. Join us for Mohbad’s candlelight procession and tribute concert.”

Also, some youths in the Panseke area of Abeokuta have stormed the streets to demand justice for the death of Mhobad.

The youths gathered in their numbers at the skating ground arena in Abeokuta wearing black and carrying placards with inscriptions such as #JusticeForMohbad, #Who off Light among others.

Mohbad, a former signee of Marlian Records owned by Azeez Faashola, popularly known as Naira Marley died at the age of 27.

Naira Marley, while mourning the death of Mohbad described him as “more than an artiste or signee but brother and dear friend” to him.

However, The Lagos State Police Command on Monday inaugurated a 13-man special investigation team to probe the mysterious death of Mohbad.

“Do not forget, we have unique access with INTERPOL. Everybody linked to it (the death of Mohbad) will be identified and they will be brought to establish their level of involvement,” Lagos State Commissioner, Idowu Owohunwa said on Monday.