1000’s are marching throughout Nigeria over the mysterious loss of life of an Afrobeat star whose physique has been exhumed for an post-mortem as authorities examine the reason for his demise
ByCHINEDU ASADU Related Press
September 21, 2023, 5:11 PM
ABUJA, Nigeria — 1000’s marched throughout Nigeria on Thursday over the mysterious loss of life final week of an Afrobeat star whose physique has been exhumed for an post-mortem as authorities examine the reason for his demise.
Lagos police mentioned the physique of the late Ilerioluwa Aloba, higher often known as MohBad, was exhumed Thursday afternoon in response to complaints in regards to the unclear circumstances surrounding his loss of life.
Aloba, broadly often known as one in every of Nigeria’s fastest-rising younger pop stars, died final week Tuesday in a Lagos hospital on the age of 27 after being admitted for an unknown sickness.
Younger Nigerians on Tuesday took to the streets in Lagos to demand justice for Aloba, however the protests swelled throughout the nation amid an outpouring of grief – and questions on what triggered his loss of life.
The police in Lagos mentioned it acquired complaints in regards to the singer’s loss of life, main them to arrange a felony investigations staff to “mixture all allegations, suspicions and insinuations from varied sources on the loss of life of the singer.”
Lagos Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu mentioned Tuesday he had “instructed that each one those that might have performed any function by any means in any occasion resulting in the loss of life of MohBad be made to face the legislation after a radical investigation.”
“I additionally enchantment to all mates and followers of the deceased to remain calm and chorus from making inflammatory utterances and reaching prejudicial conclusions on this matter,” Sanwo-Olu mentioned. “Staying calm and following the method shall be our most solemn tribute to the reminiscence of the departed expertise.”
The loss of life of the younger artist has drawn folks — and numbers — to his music.
In one in every of his songs titled “Sorry”, the late star spoke about coming from a poor background and his struggles to earn a residing via music. In one other, “Peace”, he spoke of himself as a “survivor… cash chaser — quicker than a bullet.”