The Lagos State police command says the body of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly called Mohbad, who died on September 12, has been exhumed.
This was disclosed in a short tweet posted by the command’s Spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin on his official X handle on Thursday.
According to the tweet, Hundeyin said an autopsy is to commence.
He wrote, “Exhumation completed. Autopsy to commence.”
— SP Benjamin Hundeyin (@BenHundeyin) September 21, 2023
Recall that the command a few days ago, said it was going to exhume the body of the late singer.
The Police Commissioner in the state, CP Idowu Owohunwa, stated this when he inaugurated a 13-man Special Investigation Team to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of the singer.
The team headed by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Saheed Kassim, is expected to, among other terms of reference, exhume Mohbad’s body and carry out an autopsy as well as conduct toxicology and histology tests on it, according to Owohunwa.
Inaugurating the Special Investigation Team, Owohunwa said its members would be domiciled in the Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department, adding that the team was divided into four sub-teams to take care of specific areas such as forensic, technical, medical, and practical investigations.
He noted that the command was undertaking these steps in the overriding public interest and justice.
He said, “The team will engage in the exhumation, autopsy, visit to the crime scenes, hospitals, and past records that might be vital towards establishing the facts in relation to the case on that investigation.
“In this regard, we do appreciate that a homicide investigation of this case would be complex and technical. But we draw confidence in the fact that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has assured that he would give whatever support we might need from the state to aid our drive for justice and for a very conclusive and professionally delivered investigation process.”
Meanwhile, protests had broken out in some states of the country, calling for justice for the singer who died under mysterious circumstances.
Some of the states’ protests broke out included Ondo and Abeokuta.