Results of late Mohbad’s autopsy will be available in four weeks.

The autopsy results for late musician Ilerioluwa Aloba, also known as Mohbad, will be available in three to four weeks, according to Dr. Richard Somiari, Director of the Lagos State DNA and Forensic Centre.

During a coroner’s inquiry into the singer’s death on Wednesday, Somiari made the assurance in her testimony.

The witness was cross-examined by defense attorneys on Wednesday at the inquest.

The musician reportedly passed away on September 12, 2023, and was buried the following day, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

The scandal surrounding his death led the Lagos State Government to request a coroner’s inquiry.

The inquest is being held in the Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court and started on October 13, 2023.

Somiari told the Coroner, Magistrate Adedayo Shotobi;

We expected to get the first set of autopsy results in three to four weeks and re-confirm to authenticate the cause of the death.

“We searched for multiple possibilities, to check if poison was involved in death of Mohbad since no actual cause was mentioned.”

The public was reassured by the forensic expert that there would be sufficient security and sample monitoring for the autopsy.

“We have a place where items are stored for safety and security of results. There is a procedure for monitoring samples moved abroad,” he said.

Mr. Sadiq Ayobami, well known as Spendy, also testified that he had seen deceased the day before he passed away.

He said they went to a show in Ikorodu together, and then he went back to his house, leaving right before the artist passed away.

African Women Lawyers Association activist Mrs. Abiodun Kolawole advised the parents of the deceased to file a formal complaint over the singer’s child’s paternity rather than relying solely on social media.

Magistrate T. A. Shotobi, the coroner, postponed the case to April 15.


Shotobi directed all persons involved in the inquest to be there on that particular day.


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