The police in Lagos are set to exhume the body of late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly called Mohbad, who died on September 12, in Lagos.
Lagos State Police Commissioner, Mr. Idowu Owohunwa, stated this on Monday when he inaugurated a 13-man Special Investigation Team to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of the singer.
This is just as protests are currently rocking some states in the country, calling for justice for the singer who died under mysterious circumstances.
Among some of the states, protests broke out including Ondo and Abeokuta.
Meanwhile, 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.”
CP Owohunwa further highlighted the team’s terms of reference to include: “First, to aggregate all allegations, suspicions, insinuations from all sources, in the cause of interaction with the family, friends, and the medical components, with a view to establishing facts, identify pieces of vital evidence that may support criminal investigation.
“Two, to deploy all forensic, technical, and other vital assets that are relevant to the investigation of homicide cases of this nature towards supporting the investigation process.
“Three, to identify all actors. All elements that might be remotely or directly connected to the allegations that we are investigating. And this, of course, I must emphasize includes witnesses.