Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, conveyed that on Wednesday, Omowunmi, the wife of the deceased musician Ilerioluwa Aloba, widely known as Mohbad, approached him seeking justice for her late husband.
The musician tragically passed away on September 12, 2023, and was laid to rest just a day later. In the wake of this unfortunate event, calls have arisen for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding his demise.
Addressing reporters in Abuja, Falana disclosed that he had engaged with the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, who assured him that an investigation had already been initiated.
“The young widow of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, also known as Mohbad, visited our office yesterday (Tuesday) to seek support in pursuing justice for her late husband.
“While sympathising with her and the entire Aloba family, we assured her of our unalloyed commitment to ensure that the circumstances of the unfortunate death of the Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter were unearthed.
“Thereafter, we held a meeting with the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Idowu Owohunwa, in respect of the investigation being conducted by the police in respect of the matter. The CP furnished me with the progress made so far in the investigation.
“We commend Nigerian youths for protesting peacefully and demanding justice. I assure them and other concerned citizens that we shall collaborate with the coroner to expose those who are remotely and directly responsible for the suspicious death of Mohbad.”
Meanwhile, the Ekiti House of Assembly has called for a thorough investigation into Mohbad’s death.
The assembly made the call on Wednesday while deliberating on a motion by the lawmaker representing Ikere Constituency I, Babatunde Oke,.
Oke, who moved the motion under matter of urgent public importance, said it was important to unravel the circumstances behind Mohbad’s death.
“There is the need for a thorough investigation on this issue. We hear different stories, we need to know what happened,” he said.
In favor of the motion, Babatunde Odowu, the representative of Ikere Constituency 2, expressed that the passing of Mohbad was not just premature but a significant loss to our community.
During his address, Speaker Adeoye Aribasoye conveyed the deep sorrow felt throughout the Assembly in response to the musician’s untimely demise.