Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has written a letter to the chief coroner of Lagos State, Justice Mojisola Dada, asking her to conduct an inquest into the circumstances surrounding the death of Afrobeat musician, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, in order to get justice for the deceased.
Mohbad, a former signee of Marlian Records owned by Azeez Faashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, died on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at 27 and was buried the next day.
In the letter addressed to the chief coroner of the High Court of Lagos State in Ikeja, Falana stated that the circumstances leading to the musician’s death demanded that the inquest be conducted.
The lawyer cited the Lagos State Coroner’s Law of 2007, specifically Section 15, which stipulates that an inquest should be conducted when a coroner becomes aware of a death within their district that results from violent, unnatural, or suspicious circumstances.
The letter read, “We at this moment 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.
“And make appropriate recommendations under section 15 of Lagos State Coroner’s Law 2007, which provides that inquest shall hold whenever a coroner is informed that the death of a deceased person within his Coroner’s District is as a result of a death in a violent, unnatural, or suspicious situation.”
Already, the Lagos State Police Command on Monday inaugurated a 13-man investigative panel to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of the 27-year-old fast-rising artiste.
Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, also asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to join the Police team in the investigation in order to get justice for Mohbad.