Nigeria: Nigerian police say nurse is the main suspect in Afrobeats star Mohbad’s death
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
A nurse has been identified as the “prime suspect” in the mysterious death of a Nigerian Afrobeats star, sparking days of protests by thousands demanding justice.
The investigation into the death of Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, at the Lagos Commercial Center has pointed to the nurse who treated the late singer before his death, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Olowunwa, said on Friday. he told reporters.
The nurse was invited to treat Aloba for an unexplained illness at his home in Lagos, where she “administered three different injections believed to have triggered a series of reactions that directly led to the singer’s death.” said Owohunwa.
The nurse is in custody but has not been charged or formally charged.
The police statement comes after an intense investigation that led to the exhumation of Arroba’s body for an autopsy as authorities seek to determine what killed the 27-year-old on September 12. It was done.
The death of Ms Aruba, widely regarded as one of Nigeria’s fastest rising young pop stars, was confirmed at a hospital in Lagos under mysterious circumstances. Questions about the cause of death led to protests, rallies and vigils across West Africa.
His death also attracted many to his songs, which were mainly about his childhood and the pursuit of a better life.
Anger over the singer’s death has been directed at his former record company boss, Naira Marley, who is currently on trial in Nigeria on charges of internet fraud.
Marley was accused of abusing Aloba, which Marley denied. According to police, he remains in police custody as one of the suspects.
Their investigation found that some of the drugs given to Aloba by the nurse “caused immediate and direct reactions (such as vomiting, goosebumps, and convulsions) that ultimately led to the singer’s death.” He said it was clear.
Mr Olowunwa said the suspect was a registered nurse who was not qualified to administer drugs. She said: “She admitted that it was the injection she administered to the deceased that caused the reaction that ultimately led to Morbad’s death.”