Mohbad’s autopsy results received, says Lagos govt

By Innocent Raphael

The Lagos State Government has officially confirmed the receipt of the toxicology test results for the late music star, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.

Sources have revealed, these results, crucial in determining the cause of the artist’s untimely death, have been forwarded to the police for further action, as per state authorities.

Vanguard reports that Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, has verified the state’s reception of the test results, subsequently passing them on to the police.

Earlier announcements by the Director of Lagos State DNA and Forensic Centre, Richard Somiari, on March 20, indicated that the toxicology result would be available within three to four weeks.

While testifying during a coroner’s inquest into the death of the singer, Somari stated: “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 added.

The forensic expert further reassured the public about the sufficient security and monitoring of samples for the autopsy, emphasizing that designated storage facilities ensuring the safety and security of the results, as well as a strict protocol for tracking samples sent abroad had all been put in place.

Mohbad passed away at the age of 27 on September 12, 2023, triggering controversies on social media regarding the circumstances of his death.

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