Hundreds of youths in Ogun State yesterday, stormed the streets of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital in a peaceful protest, demanding justice over what they described as “the mysterious death” of the Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.
Clad in black T-shirts, the protesting youths began the rally from Panseke and went through Oke-Ilwo, Isale- Igbehin, Sapon to Ake with placards bearing various inscription such as: “Justice for Mohbad”, “Government Must Arrest Naira Marley and Sam Larry”, Who killed Mohbad”, “No more Marlian”, “Sammy Larry must die”, “ Imole must be avenged “ Too young to go at 27”, amongst other messages.
Speaking with newsmen, leaders of the angry youths insisted that the Nigeria Police must bring the duo of Naira Marley and Sam Larry to book over their alleged roles in the death of MohBad.
They also demanded that other persons mentioned in the death of the singer be duly invited for questioning.
“We are here for Mohbad. We are here for Imole, and he’s a colleague and we all feel bad about his untimely death. And we hope and pray this is not the annual anniversary we want to do every minute, every year among us. So we are here to celebrate him. We are here to give him last respect. At the same time, we are here to make sure justice is being served because we really want to know what’s behind his death because we are not expecting him to leave so soon.”
Another protester, Ibunkun Adedayo urged the government to launch an investigation and explain what happened to the musician to Nigerians.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria police force, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and other sister organisations were on the ground to ensure there was no breakdown of law and order.