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Police Move to Probe Mohbad’s Death, Set Up Special Panel

The Commissioner of Police for Lagos State, Idowu Owohunwa, has ordered a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the untimely death of the acclaimed rapper, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.

In a significant development, the Lagos State Police Command, through its Public Relations Officer (PRO), Benjamin Hundeyin, communicated the Commissioner’s decision via a statement shared on X (formerly known as Twitter). The statement announced the initiation of a comprehensive inquiry into the matter.

To ensure a meticulous investigation, the Lagos Commissioner of Police has directed the formation of a specialized investigation team, comprising seasoned homicide detectives, tasked with identifying those responsible for the rapper’s demise.

Furthermore, the statement highlighted that the Lagos State government has pledged its full support to the investigative team, demonstrating a commitment to uncovering the truth behind Mohbad’s tragic passing.

The Lagos State Police Command has assured the public that it will keep them informed about the latest developments in the ongoing investigation.

The full statement reads as follows:

“Following the increasing public concerns and the preliminary police review of the circumstances surrounding the passing of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, also known as Mohbad, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command CP Idowu Owohunwa, has directed the commencement of a comprehensive criminal investigation into the case.

“To this end, the Commissioner of Police has established a Special Investigation Team within the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to oversee the inquiry.

“This team, comprising seasoned homicide detectives, has been assigned the responsibility of collating all allegations, suspicions, and speculations from various sources concerning the rapper’s death. They will conduct a professional, diligent, and timely investigation to establish facts, dispel doubts, and ensure that justice is served transparently. The process will employ all necessary protocols, which may include exhumation, as well as technical and scientific tools crucial for a detailed investigation into such homicide allegations.

“In support of this endeavor, the Lagos State Government has committed to providing full assistance to the Special Investigation Team, ensuring an expedited investigative process and swift justice delivery. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu affirmed this commitment during his consultation with the State Commissioner of Police earlier today on how best to expedite the investigative process and ensure prompt justice.

“Furthermore, an appeal is extended to the deceased’s family, friends, associates, and anyone possessing valuable information that could aid the investigation to share it with the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department at 08036885727. The cooperation and support of the public are crucial to facilitate a thorough investigation.

“The Lagos State Police Command assures that it will share the progress of the investigation with the public to the extent permitted by legal and professional standards.”



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