Probe launched into death of Afropop star MohBad
20/09/2023 21:15 in Entertainment News
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The Lagos State Government has invited the Nigerian Secret Police to assist in the ongoing investigation into the tragic death of Afrobeats sensation MohBad, real name Ilerioluwa Aloba.
The 27-year-old artist died of illness at a hospital in Lagos a week ago, sparking speculation about the circumstances of his death.
Although initial reports suggested that MohBad had sought treatment for an infected wound, no official confirmation was given, leaving the public in the dark about the exact details.
News of his sudden passing sent shockwaves through fans and the music community, sparking the hashtag #justiceformohbad on social media platforms, including X (formerly is Twitter).
Protests demanding justice broke out in several Southern cities, reflecting the profound emotional impact of his death. Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu intervened, affirming his commitment to a thorough investigation, writing on Twitter: "I have appealed to all those who may have had any role in the incident that led to the death of MohBad to be brought to justice after a thorough investigation."
In addition, the area police formed a special investigation team of 13 people to exhume MohBad's body for a thorough autopsy.
Amid heightened emotions, tributes to the late singer have raised concerns about possible bullying in the industry. Criticism was directed at his former mentor, Naira Marley, with whom MohBad had a public feud after leaving Marlian Records last year.
The backlash against Naira Marley led to his songs being banned by one of West Nigeria's largest radio stations, SplashFM, while the investigation continued. Naira Marley herself has called for a thorough investigation into MohBad's demise and pledged to support efforts to uncover any potential crimes or injustices.