The Lagos State government is set to carry out a coroner’s inquest in order to investigate the death of 27-year-old afrobeats singer Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, who was known as “Mohbad”.
This development came after Femi Falana, SAN, wrote a letter to the state, requesting a proper investigation and a coroner’s inquest – which is is an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding a death – to determine the cause and details surrounding the singer’s death.
The Lagos Coroner System office on Tuesday, sent a response to Falana’s Chambers, which read, “I have the directives of the Chief Coroner Lagos State, Hon. Justice M.A Dada, to notify your good office of the his Lordship’s order to convoke an inquest into the death of the above named LATE ILERIOLUWA OLADIMEJI ALOBA AKA “MOHBAD”, in view of the letter from your office to the Chief Coroner over the tragic death which you stated occurred in Ikorodu Lagos State, in the circumstances which requires the convocation of an inquest pursuant to the extant provisions of Ss. 14 & 15 of the CORONER’S SYSTEM LAW of Lagos State, Cap C15, Laws of Lagos State 2015.”
The coroner’s office, in the letter, then said that preliminary enquiries into Mohbad’s death will begin on Friday, the 29th of September, in Ikorodu, Lagos.