Until recently, various cities in Nigeria have witnessed protests led primarily by the nation’s youth, who have been fervently advocating for justice on behalf of the Peace coroner.
On Friday, residents of Abuja gathered at the Unity Fountain to hold a candlelight procession in memory of the late singer Mohbad. The talented artist, born in Lagos as Ilerioluwa Aloba, tragically passed away last week under circumstances that have raised many questions.
Mohbad’s untimely demise has sparked extensive discussions among Nigerians, prompting numerous individuals to take to the streets, demanding justice. In solidarity with these calls for justice, Abuja residents convened at the Unity Fountain for a candlelight procession and concert, following a similar event held by Lagosians just the day before.
During the gathering, which commenced at 7 pm, participants, predominantly clad in white tops, displayed placards bearing various messages to emphasize their cause. They danced energetically to the tunes of Mohbad’s songs, with notable figures like Nollywood star Tonko Dikeh in attendance.
Prior to this event, protests had already taken place in several cities across the country as young Nigerians passionately sought justice for the late Peace coroner.
Friday’s gathering occurred shortly after the police authorities in Lagos exhumed Mohbad’s body from his graveside in the Ikorodu area, a few days after his burial. Although an autopsy has been conducted, the Lagos State Police Command’s spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, has stated that they are awaiting the results.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, has instructed the Lagos police authorities to conduct a comprehensive investigation into Mohbad’s death, while Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has requested the involvement of the Department of State Services (DSS) in the ongoing investigations.
“I want to reassure everyone that I am fully aware of the tragic passing of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Imole Aloba, known as Mohbad. We have been actively working behind the scenes in close coordination with relevant authorities, and we are closely monitoring the ongoing investigations,” stated Sanwo-Olu on his official social media account on Tuesday.
“To enhance and expedite these investigations, I have extended an invitation to the Department of State Services (DSS) to join the inquiry. This collaborative effort will leverage inter-agency cooperation and cutting-edge technology to uncover the truth.”
The Senate has also taken an interest in the matter, with Elisha Abbo, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Entertainment Economy, visiting the singer’s family in Lagos State. Accompanied by Nollywood stars Tonto and Iyabo Ojo, Senator Abbo reassured the family of the government’s commitment to achieving justice for Mohbad.
Senator Abbo is assuring Mohbad’s family of justice.