Mr Idowu Owohunwa, the Police Commissioner of the Lagos State Command, took a significant step on Monday by inaugurating a special investigative team to uncover the circumstances surrounding the death of the popular R&B singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, widely known as Mohbad.
The 19-member team, drawn from the Homicide Section of the State, was officially introduced during a ceremony held at the command’s main hall in Ikeja. This development follows the command’s earlier statement, released on Saturday, in which the formation of this team was announced.
According to SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the command’s spokesperson, this move was prompted by the growing concerns of the public and the initial police review of the general circumstances surrounding the singer’s death.
He elaborated on the team’s objectives, stating, “The team, comprised of seasoned homicide detectives, has been tasked with aggregating all allegations, suspicions, and insinuations from various sources regarding the death of the singer.”
SP Hundeyin further explained, “The team’s mission is to conduct a professional, diligent, and timely investigation with the aim of establishing facts, dispelling any doubts, and ensuring that justice is unequivocally served. This meticulous process may involve deploying all requisite protocols, including the possibility of exhumation.”
The investigative team, under the leadership of Mr. Saheed Kassim, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, includes members from various units of the homicide department, encompassing legal and forensic expertise.
Their comprehensive terms of reference comprise tasks such as the exhumation of the singer’s body, conducting an autopsy, toxicology, histology assessments, scene visitation, and a thorough evaluation of hospital/medical reports, as well as the records of suspects’ and witnesses’ statements.