Mohbad’s family reveals move to conduct separate autopsy on late singer  

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The family of Ilerioluwa Aloba Oladimeji, aka Mohbad, has informed that they are making moves to conduct a separate autopsy on the late singer. 

The move was made known by the head of the family’s legal team, identified as Monisola Odumosu, who disclosed that much in an exclusive interview with the Punch.

According to Odumosu, Mohbad’s family voiced dissatisfaction with the autopsy procedure and thought the Lagos State government was moving too slowly with the test.

“We filed an application at the Coroner’s Court on Wednesday to conduct our own autopsy and toxicology test, but the Magistrate said he did not have the power to approve that and told us to approach the High Court.

“We are already preparing our documents to go to the High Court so that we can ask for permission to organise our own autopsy and toxicology test. We have been planning this before now because we feel the government is too slow.’’ Odumosu stated in part.

This comes a day after it was disclosed that the autopsy conducted on the late musician by the Lagos State government would be ready in the next three or four weeks.

READ ALSO: Results of autopsy conducted on Mohbad would be ready in the next four weeks —Lagos official

The information was provided by Dr. Richard Somiari, Director of the Lagos State DNA and Forensic Centre, while he was giving his testimony at the coroner’s inquest regarding the street hop untimely singer’s death.

At the inquiry investigating the death of the musician, who passed away on September 12, 2023, at the age of 27, the witness was cross-examined by the defense attorney.

Recall that on March 20, at the most recent inquest hearing, Somiari informed the coroner, Magistrate Adedayo Shotobi, that “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 the death of Mohbad since no actual cause was mentioned.”

The public was also given assurances by the forensic expert regarding sufficient security and sample monitoring for the autopsy performed on the deceased.

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