Hundreds of youths in Ogun State on Wednesday, 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 inscriptions 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 journalists, leaders of the angry youths insisted that the Nigerian 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 Nigerians.
We are expecting a lot from the government, from the family and from the fans and people who choose to say I love Mohbad, I love Mohbad, I love his song. So what I’m expecting now is that I want everybody to actually have the clearer picture of what really happened to Mohbad. And we really want justice to be done. If there’s anybody behind it or anybody who has a hand in his death, we really want justice to be done peacefully.
On his part, Ayo Micheal said “We are in pain!! Mohbad must not die in vain. We want the government to arrest Naira Marley and Sam Larry. Let them fish them out from their hiding places”.
Also, Mistura Abiola in her own comment said “that boy had a promising future, but Naira Marley Killed him. Nobody can deny that. Sam Larry and all the Marlian must be arrested. Justice must be held for Mohbad. He was in pain and he died in that pain. Naira Marley and Sam Larry tormented him till he died.”
They however dared Naira Marley and Sam Larry to come out of their hiding and face the Nigerian youths.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria police force, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and other sister organisations were visible on the ground to assist with providing a hijack-free protest.