Mohbad’s death: Falana demands coroner’s inquest

John Ogunsemore
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Femi Falana

Popular human rights lawyer, Femi Falana SAN has demanded a coroner’s inquest to ascertain the cause of death of late musician, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, better known as Mohbad.

Mohbad, who died on September 12, was buried a day after.

Since the musician’s death, many Nigerians have been demanding a full investigation into his death, especially after allegations of bullying and harassment by his former record label, Marlian Music, surfaced online.

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, CP Idowu Owohunwa has since inaugurated a 13-man special investigation team to probe the musician’s death, while Lagos governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has invited the Department of State Services (DSS) to team up with the police team to unearth the truth.

In a formal letter addressed to the Chief Coroner of the High Court of Lagos State in Ikeja, Falana expressed deep concern about what he referred to as a “very tragic death.”

The respected lawyer cited the Lagos State Coroner’s Law of 2007, specifically Section 15, which stipulates that an inquest should be conducted when a coroner becomes aware of a death within their district that results from violent, unnatural, or suspicious circumstances.

Falana made the request for a coroner’s inquest in a letter dated September 18, 2023, and shared on behalf of the law firm, Falana & Associates.

The letter further read, “We hereby request Your Lordship to conduct an inquest into the circumstances surrounding the tragic death in Lagos State, and we are confident that Your Lordship will accede to our request with utmost urgency.”

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