Lagos assigns homicide detectives to investigate death of Mohbad
The commissioner of police in Lagos has constituted a team of homicide detectives to investigate the death of Mohbad, the singer.
Benjamin Hundeyin, the state police’s spokesperson, confirmed this in a statement on Saturday.
Mohbad passed away on Tuesday and was buried on Wednesday.
There has been a heated public outrage ever since as the circumstances surrounding his passing remain unclear.
The police earlier said it would probe the matter and mentioned the possibility of exhuming his corpse.
Joseph Aloba, his father, revealed that Mohbad died after an auxiliary nurse was invited to inject him.
Omowunmi, the partner of Mohbad, also recounted the singer’s struggles when he was alive.
Over 200,000 people have since called for the ban of Marlian Records, the late singer’s former label.
This came amid allegations of complicity based on the deceased’s widely reported faceoff with the music company.
Hundeyin said Idowu Owohunwa, the Lagos police commissioner, constituted an investigations team on the case.
He said the CP ordered the commencement of a full-scale criminal investigation following a meeting with Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the state governor.
“The team, which comprises seasoned homicide detectives, has been tasked to aggregate all allegations, suspicions and insinuations from various sources on the death of the singer,” Hundeyin’s statement reads in part.
“In aid of this initiative, the Lagos state government has pledged its total support to the Special Investigation Team in all ways required to guarantee a diligent investigative exercise.
“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu gave this assurance while consulting with the state commissioner of police earlier today on how best to ensure that the case is expeditiously investigated and justice delivered promptly.”
Hundeyin called on the bereaved family, friends, business associates, and anyone with useful information that could aid the investigation to contact the homicide section of the state police on 08036885727.
“The Lagos state police command assures that the progress of the investigation will, as much as legally and professionally permissible, be shared with the general public accordingly,” he added.