Court Permits Mohbad’s Family To Conduct Independent Autopsy

Court Permits Mohbad's Family To Conduct Independent Autopsy
Court Permits Mohbad's Family To Conduct Independent Autopsy

The Coroner’s Court in Ikorodu, Lagos State, has authorized Mohbad’s family to conduct an independent autopsy and toxicology test on the late musician Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, following the inconclusive results of the initial autopsy performed by the Lagos State Government.

The family’s legal representatives had raised concerns about the suspicious nature of Mohbad’s death and sought an independent postmortem examination.

In a statement released on Friday and signed by the head of the family’s legal team, Taiwo Odumosu, it was disclosed that the court, during its session on Wednesday, granted permission for the independent autopsy and ordered that all legal expenses for the procedure would be covered by the Aloba family. The deceased’s father, mother, and wife are also required to be present during the autopsy.

The court’s decision was welcomed by the family, expressing their eagerness to uncover the truth surrounding Mohbad’s passing.

Furthermore, the family’s legal team, led by Senior Advocate of Nigeria Wahab Shittu and Odumosu, had rejected the initial autopsy and toxicology test results and advocated for an independent toxicology examination.

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Although the application to recall previous witnesses was not approved, the request to summon new witnesses was granted, contingent on the family providing additional details for witness summoning.

Mohbad’s wife, Wunmi, also expressed her desire to proceed with the burial of the late singer, pending the timely completion of the autopsy and toxicology test.

The court emphasized that all parties involved, including Mr. Joseph Aloba (the deceased’s father), Mrs. Abosede Olumiyi (the deceased’s mother), and Mrs. Wunmi Aloba (the deceased’s wife), must reach a consensus on the burial arrangements. In the event of a dispute, the matter will be referred to the High Court for resolution.

Mohbad, a former artist under Marlian Music owned by Naira Marley, passed away on September 12, 2013, at the age of 27, sparking controversy and leading to a police investigation. The circumstances surrounding his death prompted the exhumation of his body for an autopsy, with the police awaiting the results of the investigation.

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