Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has extended an invitation to the Department of Security Services (DSS) to participate in the investigation surrounding the late singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.
This announcement was made through a statement issued by the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, on Tuesday.
Mohbad, a former artist signed under Naira Marley’s Marlian Records label, tragically passed away last Tuesday at the age of 27.
In the statement, the state government also expressed its condolences to the family and fans of the late Mohbad, indicating its commitment to uncovering the circumstances surrounding his untimely death.
“We feel the pains of losing such a talented and promising young man, who made a name for himself in a highly competitive industry. May the Almighty grant his soul rest and comfort his bereaved family and fans,” the statement reads.
In addition to the police special investigative team in Lagos to probe the death of Mohbad, “Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has invited the DSS to join the investigation and widen the dragnet with inter-agency collaboration and use of best-in-class technology to unearth the truth.
“Mr. Sanwo-Olu has directed that all those who may have played any role whatsoever in any event leading to the death of MohBad be made to face the law after a thorough investigation.
“Consequently DSS has also joined the investigation so as to get justice for the youngster, his family and teeming fans,” it added.
The state government pleaded with all those who may have vital information that may assist the investigation process to avail the investigating team of such.
“Government also appeals to the investigating team to guarantee the confidentiality and protection of all witnesses who may come forward with vital information or indicative evidence that may assist the process,” it added.
Meanwhile, the management of Mohbad, on Monday night, announced a candlelight procession and tribute night for the late artiste.
Since Mohbad’s death, his music fans and sympathisers have called for a proper investigation to know the cause of his death.
Taking to the social media handles of the late singer, the management “appreciate the outpouring of love from Fans across the world to the ones who’ve organised events in their communities as a way to honour and pay respect to our shining light we say thank you. Join us for Mohbad’s candlelight procession and tribute concert.”