JUST IN: MohBad: Ikorodu Oba vows to support Police investigation

The Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Kabiru Shotobi has vowed to support police investigation to unravel the mystery behind the death of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, known professionally as MohBad.

TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) recalls the body of Mohbad was exhumed by the police on Thursday in Ikorodu for further investigations….CONTINUE READING

Oba Shotobi, who was speaking when the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Idowu Owohunwa, paid him a courtesy visit on Thursday, advised local security outfits to synergise and work hand-in-hand with the police and not to take laws into their hands.

Shotobi said they should ensure that criminals were handed over to the police after arrest for necessary prosecution.

He said that traditional rulers would also give necessary support to the police to unravel the cause of the death of the singer.

He appealed to residents to also provide useful information that would be helpful to the police in their investigation.

“I am very delighted and honoured on the visit of the CP to Ikorodu. He came to receive blessings since he assumed position as the CP of Lagos State and we have given it to him.

“He has listened to all our agitations and has assured us that he will take necessary action on them.

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“As for Mohbad, I call on residents to give the police useful information and we will support to unravel the cause of the death of the singer,” Shotobi said.

Earlier, the Commissioner of Police had assured residents of Ikorodu that the state command would sustain the current tempo of peace in the division.

According to the CP, the police can only perform effeciently with contnous support of the citizens as strategic partners, particularly the traditional institution.

“Our visit to Ikorodu is to reassure them of the determination of the Nigerian Police Force to sustain the current level of peace in the locality.

“Of course, that can not be achieved without the continued support of the citizens and strategic partners.

“Particularly respected traditional institutions like the paramount ruler of Ikorodu division. The paramount ruler has given me tips to some private areas he needed further actions. As an outcome of the visit, the division will be better policed,” he said.

Owohunwa said he was in Ikorodu to interact with officers at the division and the area command on their challenges and to provide solution as well as to extend condolences of the command to indigenes of Ikorodu through the traditional rulers.

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Owohunwa assured residents that investigation would be professionally and thoroughly undertaken while necessary prosecutorial action would also be taken so that justice can be assured for late Mobhad.

He urged the local vigilance groups to synergise with the Police since they had an existing structure they could leverage for efficient operation.

“Part of my visit is to interact with officers at the divisions, area command and to pay condolence through the traditional rulers to indigenes of Ikorodu.

“There is no police anywhere, no matter how trained, renumerated or resourced, can work optimally without the trust and cooperation and partnership of the citizen.

“Ikorodu has presented a local security model which is being supported by the traditional rulers, we will leverage the existing structure into our mainstream,” CP Owohunwa said.
Davido, Zlatan, Falz, others attend late Mohbad’s candlelight procession in Lagos

Meanwhile, Nigerian musicians, Davido, Zlatan and Falz, were among the celebrities who joined the candlelight procession in honour of late singer, “Mohbad”, on Thursday in Lekki, Lagos.

Also at the event was the Lagos State Commissioner for Youths and Social Development, Mobolaji Ogunlende.

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Fans in their numbers echoed, “Justice for Mohbad”, as Falz and on-air-personality, Oladotun Kayode, coordinated the crowd during the procession.

Some fans held placards with different inscriptions seeking justice for Mohbad.

The peaceful procession kicked off from Lekki Phase 1 Gate, and terminated at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island.

Mohbad, who died on Sept. 12 and was buried the next day, was exhumed by the Police on Thursday for further investigation.
Autopsy on Mohbad’s corpse completed – Police

Earlier, the police had declared autopsy on the corpse of popular singer, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, had been completed.

Police spokesman in Lagos State, SP Benjamin Hundeyin said the police was awaiting the result of the autopsy.

The body of the late singer, who died on Sept. 12 at the age of 27 years and was buried on Sept. 13, was exhumed on Thursday for the autopsy.

Youths in Ogun, Ekiti and Ondo states took to the streets in protests following the death of the singer.

They demanded that just be done as they suspected that there was more to Mohbad’s death than met the eye….CONTINUE READING