In a recent development, the Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, has officially confirmed the successful exhumation of Mohbad’s body. Hundeyin took to his official X (formerly Twitter) account to share this update with the public. He further disclosed that an autopsy is scheduled to determine the exact cause of the young artist’s untimely demise.
Video footage shared across various social media platforms captured the moment police officers arrived at the burial site to carefully remove the coffin from its resting place, breaking it open in the process. The sight of the now-empty grave was met with a mix of emotions, including jubilation from onlookers. The circumstances surrounding Mohbad’s death, which occurred last Tuesday, have sparked widespread concern. Many have raised questions, with some directing accusatory fingers at Afeez Fashola, known as Naira Marley, the owner of the Marlian Record Label.
Complicating matters, as noted by Vanguard, there have been ongoing disputes among Mohbad’s distant relatives regarding his estate in the aftermath of his passing. The decision to bury him in Ikorodu, Lagos, immediately after his death has also stirred controversy, although his father has clarified that this choice aligns with their family’s Yoruba customs.
Protests led by Nigerian youths demanding justice for Mohbad have taken place across the country. Both the Nigerian Police and the Lagos Police Command have expressed their commitment to thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding his death. Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has additionally called for the Department of State Service (DSS) to join in the investigation, underscoring the gravity of the situation.