Police set up team to probe Mohbad’s death, to exhume corpse for autopsy, submit report in two weeks
Lagos State Police Command on Monday set up a special investigative team to probe the death of Afrobeats musician, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba popularly known as Mohbad.
The Police in a statement said the 13-man investigative team is expected to submit an interim report within two weeks.
“The panel will also identify witnesses, culprits if any and any person that will be helpful to the investigative process and deploy processes and other technological tools to aid the investigative course in line with the relevant provisions of the Nigeria,” the police said.
The committee is to carry out a discreet investigation which covers the following areas: a. Exhumation; b. Autopsy/toxicology/histology; c. Scene visit; d. Hospital/ Medical Report and e. Records of Suspects/witnesses statements.
The committee is headed by DET. ACP Saheed Kassim while its members are DET. CSP Cris Onyeisi, DET. SP Masta ALH. Bunu, DET. SP Ibrahim A. Yusuf, DET. DSP Ahmed Abdullahi, DET. ASP Oderinde Galfar and DET. ASP Alabi Bolanle.
Others are DET. ASP Mohammed Yusu, DET. INSPR. Adesida Adefisayo, DET. INSPR. Ameh Michael, DET. INSPR. Oisa Roseline, DET. INSPR. Mayowa Owoeye and DET. INSPR. Babatunde Victor.
The legal team is made up of SP Cardoso Yetunde ESQ – OC Legal, DSP Umar Bello ESQ – Legal Officer and ASP Augustine Nwabuisi ESQ – Legal Officer.
The forensic team consists of DET. CSP Ayitu Akpama – Team Leader, DET. INSPR Elizabeth Olokode – Member and DET. INSPR Queen Agofure – Member.
The Lagos state commissioner of police, Idowu Owohunwa, while inaugurating the special team directed the commencement of a full-scale criminal investigation into the death of the 27-year-old singer.
Speaking to newsmen on Monday, Owohunwa vowed to arrest anyone who had a hand in the alleged killing of Mohbad.
“We don’t want to isolate specific characters. All facts, including videos, including personalities that have been mentioned, including those not even mentioned but we do know from our investigative experience would be vital,” he said.
“So I don’t want to reduce it to specific names at this moment. Let us proceed with the investigation, and as we have needs to identify individuals which would be wider, we will pick on whoever, we believe from investigation, is linked (to Mohbad’s death).
“Whoever, wherever you are in this world. Do not forget, we have unique asset in Interpol.”