Investigation Ordered into the Mysterious Death of Singer Mohbad

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Investigation Ordered into the Mysterious Death of Singer Mohbad

The mysterious death of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, widely known in the entertainment industry as Mohbad, has captured national attention. In response to the growing concerns, the acting Inspector-General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, issued a clear directive to Idowu Owohunwa, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, to swiftly and thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the tragic event.


  1. Acting Inspector-General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, orders thorough investigation into Mohbad’s tragic death.
  2. A Special Investigation Team, with experienced homicide detectives, is set up to examine the case in detail.
  3. Lagos State Government pledges full support to the police in ensuring a meticulous investigation.
  4. Public and acquaintances of Mohbad urged to provide any relevant information to aid the inquiry.

The order was officially communicated by the Force’s Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on a late Saturday evening. This directive emerged from a crucial discussion held on September 16, 2023, at the Police Airwing Hangar located within the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Ikeja, Lagos. During this conversation, the Inspector-General stressed the importance of promptly discovering the facts behind Mohbad’s untimely death, given the rampant speculation and palpable fears surrounding the incident.

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Emphasizing the gravity of the situation, Owohunwa, acting upon the directive, sanctioned an extensive criminal probe into Mohbad’s demise. This decision was influenced by the combination of escalating public concerns and an initial police review of the situation.

In a separate communication obtained from SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the Public Relations Officer for the Lagos State Police Command, it was revealed that a Special Investigation Team has been constituted within the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department. Comprised of seasoned homicide detectives, the team’s mandate is comprehensive: collate all allegations, suspicions, and insinuations associated with the singer’s death, conduct a professional, and expedited inquiry to ascertain the facts and ensure justice is served transparently.

Furthermore, the investigative team has been endowed with all the necessary resources, including potential exhumation, along with technical and scientific methods, to pursue a rigorous fact-finding mission. Hundeyin confirmed this approach, highlighting the team’s commitment to dispel uncertainties and guarantee justice.

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In a display of inter-departmental cooperation, the Lagos State Government, under the leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has assured the Special Investigation Team of its unwavering support. The governor, during a dialogue with the State Commissioner of Police, expressed his determination to facilitate a swift and thorough probe, reflecting the urgency of the matter.

The Lagos State Police Command, recognizing the invaluable role of the public in such investigations, has made a fervent appeal to citizens to come forward with pertinent information. The emphasis is on family members, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances of Mohbad, who might possess clues or insights crucial to the case. Anyone with significant information is urged to reach out directly to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department. A dedicated contact number, 08036885727, has been established to facilitate communication.

The State Police Command has reassured the public of its commitment to transparency, vowing to keep citizens informed about the investigation’s progress. Hundeyin echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the department’s dedication to ensuring both legal and ethical standards are upheld during the probe.

The loss of Mohbad, who tragically passed away at the age of 27, has left many unanswered questions. The depth of the investigation, along with the active involvement of both the state machinery and the public, reflects a collective determination to unveil the truth behind the sorrowful event.