Court grants Mohbad’s family permission to conduct second autopsy

An Ikorodu Magistrate’s Court in Lagos has granted the family of late Ilerioluwa “Mohbad” Aloba, permission to conduct a second autopsy.

Mohbad’s family had expressed dissatisfaction with the initial autopsy results, which could not identify the actual cause of his death.

The 27-year-old singer died under controversial circumstances on September, 2023, and was buried the following day, but his body was exhumed following calls from Nigerians to ascertain the cause of his death.

However, when the result came out, his family rejected the result and pleaded with the coroner’s inquest’s presiding magistrate to ensure that an independent toxicology report is submitted to the court before the final report is submitted to the authorities.

According to a document that emanated from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), the anatomical and pathological findings revealed that Mohbad had an injury on his right forearm, and his body was exhumed with moderate to severe decomposition.

The report read partly: “Anti-histamines are medicines used to treat symptoms of allergies. They are also used to treat a variety of other conditions such as stomach problems, colds, and anxiety, among others.

“It is noteworthy that the body neither had an autopsy nor embalmed prior to interment on the second day. It is noteworthy that the body neither had an autopsy nor embalmed prior to interment on the second day…

“Toxicology revealed positive findings of Diphenhydramine, an anti-histamine; however, this concentration was not in a fatal or lethal range. The other analytics were unremarkable. In determining fatal anaphylactic shock, blood sample needs to be taken as quickly as possible.”

In light of Mohbad’s family’s request, the Ikorodu magistrate court during hearing on Wednesday, June 26, granted the Alobas’ and their legal representatives permission for a second autopsy.