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Autopsy Unable To Determine Cause Of Mohbad’s Death – Pathologist

May 15, (THEWILL) – The toxicology test carried out on late music star, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, has revealed that the singer’s cause of death cannot be determined.

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Wahab Shittu, revealed that the pathologist, in his submission, in court, said that at the time the test was carried out the body of the singer had already decomposed. Thus, making it impossible to determine the real cause of his death.

“The pathologist gave a lot of reasons. He said by the time they conducted the test, the body had decomposed and that they couldn’t determine the cause of death.


“So the summary is that the cause of death cannot be ascertained and when you say the cause of death cannot be ascertained, it means it is suspicious, it is not clear, no particular reason.

“The pathologist also said the cause of the death could be attributed to a reaction to certain drugs administered to him before he died. Adding that he’s uncertain if the drugs led to Mohbad’s death.”

On March 20, the Director of Lagos State DNA and Forensic Centre, Richard Somiari, said that “the toxicology result of Mohbad would be ready in the next three to four weeks”.

Somiari, while testifying during a coroner’s inquest into the death of the singer said, “We expected to get the first set of autopsy results in three to four weeks and re-confirm to authenticate the cause of the death.

“We searched for multiple possibilities, to check if poison was involved in the death of Mohbad since no actual cause was mentioned”, he said.

The forensic expert assured the public of adequate security and monitoring of samples for the autopsy.

“We have a place where items are stored for safety and security of results. There is a procedure for monitoring samples moved abroad,” he added.

Mohbad died at the age of 27, on September 12, 2023, with circumstances surrounding his death sparking controversies on social media.

The deceased, Mohbad, a former record label signee of Marlian Music, owned by Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, left the label in February 2022, after much disagreement with his label boss.

The Lagos State Police Command had, on September 18, 2023, inaugurated a 13-man special investigation team to probe the singer’s death.

His death also led to the arrest of Naira Marley and controversial Lagos socialite, Balogun Eletu, also known as Sam Larry, among others.

The singer’s body was on September 21, 2023, exhumed for autopsy.

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