Lagos govt to release Mohbad’s autopsy in three weeks

The Lagos State government has said it would release the autopsy conducted on the remains of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad in the next three or four weeks.

The disclosure was made by the Director of Lagos State DNA and Forensic Centre, Dr Richard Somiari while testifying during a coroner’s inquest into the death of the singer.

The witness was cross-examined by defense counsel in the inquest.

Somiari told the Coroner, Magistrate Adedayo Shotobi, “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.”

The forensic expert assured the public of adequate security and monitoring of samples for the autopsy saying, “We have a place where items are stored for safety and security of results. There is a procedure for monitoring samples moved abroad.”

The fast-rising musician died on September 12, 2023, at the age of 27 years.

His death generated controversies across the country and beyond, prompting the Lagos State Government to direct a coroner’s inquest into the death.

The inquest, which began on October 13, 2023, is taking place at the Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court.