- Renowned Nigerian human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) formally called for a thorough inquiry into the untimely death of Mohbad
- Falana's demand came in the wake of the eerie circumstances surrounding Mohbad's demise on September 12, 2023
- The request was expressed through a formal letter addressed to the chief coroner of the high court of Lagos state in Ikeja
- In a chat with Oluwatodimu Ige, a Nigerian lawyer popularly known as Oga_thelawyer, he gives proper details about the benefits of a coroner inquest on Mohbad's tragic passing
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Popular Nigerian human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has demanded an investigation into the death of Afrobeats singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, best known as Mohbad.
The request follows the controversial death of Mohbad on September 12, 2023, and his immediate burial the following day.
Falana stated in the letter that his law firm was aware of Mohbad's "very tragic death" and desired an investigation.
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"Be conducted into the cause of death of this young promising musician and make appropriate recommendations pursuant to Section 15 of the Lagos State Coroner's Law 2007, which provides that an inquest shall hold whenever a coroner is informed that the death of a deceased person within his Coroner District is as a result of a death in a violent, unnatural or suspicious situation".
The request, signed by Folakemi Falana and dated September 18, 2023, added:
"We hereby request Your Lordship to conduct an inquest into the circumstances surrounding the tragic death in Lagos State and we are confident that Your Lordship will accede to our request with utmost urgency."
See the request letter below:
Mohbad's death: Netizens react to Femi Falana's action
Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:
"Way to go cos from my experience no burial holds without a death certificate been issued either from the local government of that jurisdiction or whatever appropriate authorities…so who issued or signed his ? And where is it? For all it’s worth , he was probably buried while still in coma and needed medical help."
"I have waiting for him ooh, thank God, one of the must reputable tough, and assertive SAN has spoken let’s go ."
"All the light will finally be shed the voices of God are impenetrable God does not sleep justice will be done ."
" The eagle has finally landed,This is the beginning of justice."
"If Rkelly can go down for crimes he committed who is Naira Marley or Sam Larry...I beg #justiceformohbad I have never been so active on ig like this in my life...to say I have never even met him..I just can't let go..I am a mother myself..I don't pray to loose any of my children to bullying which lead to fear and anxiety we moveeee."
"Coroner inquest is a fact-finding mission into the circumstances surrounding the demise of an individual": Oluwatodimu Ige
During a conversation with Oluwatodimu Ige, a prominent Nigerian lawyer popularly known online as Oga_thelawyer, he elaborates on the significance of a coroner inquest into Mohbad's untimely demise.
Oga_thelawyer also noted that the legal procedure will recommend to the appropriate authorities suspects behind the death of an individual.
"The coroner's inquest is a requirement of the law into any suspicious death. This is enabled by the coroner system law of Lagos State.
"The coroner inquest is a fact-finding mission into the cause of death and circumstances surrounding the death of an individual. It would rely on the autopsy report, eyewitness account, and evidence from stakeholders.
"Once the coroner ascertains the cause of death, it will give a recommendation to the appropriate authorities to either charge the persons behind the death of the individual to court and if the death is found to be natural, it will recommend that the accused persons, if any be discharged.
"The coroner can also make recommendations on how things can be better handled concerning the cause of death of the subject of the coroner inquest. The coroner court cannot convict but can only recommend that persons found culpable be charged to court to face appropriate punishment."
Heartwarming videos from Mohbad’s son’s naming ceremony trends
Lovely and goofy videos of late Nigerian singer Mobhad's son's naming ceremony made their way to the internet.
Recall Legit.ng previously reported that the deceased's father claimed his son used thrift savings (Ajo) to hold his grandson's naming ceremony.
The beautiful occasion was attended by Mohbad's friends and colleagues, including Bella Shmurda, Small Doctor, and Bad Boy Timz.