Police Confirm Nurse Prime Suspect In Mohbad’s Death, Naira Marley, Sam Larry for Cyber Bullying
The police authorities in Lagos State have almost concluded their investigations to unravel the cause(s) of the death of the singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba aka Mohbad.
While the investigators await the results of the autopsy and toxicology from the pathologists at the Lagos State University Hospital, Ikeja, they have been able to pin-pointed an auxiliary nurse named Ms Feyisayo Ogedengbe, as the prime suspect in the young singer’s death, while his godfathers, Naira Marley, Sam Larry, a childhood friend, Primeboy, and one other has been named suspect.
Mohbad, Feferity recalled died on September 12. He was aged 27. His death has since become a subject of controversy as old videos of the Afrobeats singer alleging bullying and physical assault resurfaced.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, briefed the press earlier Friday, (06 October) on the efforts made so far by his men to unravel the cause of the death of the young singer. He said “Five suspects have so far been identified, arrested, detained, and interrogated on their alleged roles in the sequence of events that led to the death of the singer,” the Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, said in a press briefing on Friday.
He added that Ms Ogedengbe administered “multiple and highly potent” injections to Mohbad, whose real name is Ilerioluwa Aloba. Owohunwa revealed that the injections, consisting of Tetanus Toxoid, paracetamol, and Cetrazone — an antibiotic — were administered at Mobad’s residence on September 12. The medications were said to have triggered an immediate reaction, including vomiting, goosebumps, and convulsion.
According to him, Ms Ogedengbe was unqualified to perform the role of a home nurse and did so in a non-clinical environment and professionally negligent manner. Another suspect is Ibrahim Oluwatosin Owodunni aka Primeboy, who is described as a childhood friend of Mohbad. The police commissioner disclosed that Primeboy attended a show with Mohbad on September 10, which culminated in a physical fight between the two that led to the late singer’s injury.
“The management of the injury subsequently resulted in his death,” Owohunwa said. Also named as a suspect is Mr Ayobami Sadiq aka Spending who was said to have invited the auxiliary nurse and is “suspected of conspiracy to commit a felony”. The police authorities also disclosed that there are pieces of evidence linking Naira Marley and Sam Larry with cyberbullying, physical abuse, a threat to life, and assault against Afrobeats star, Mohbad. Mohbad died last month in questionable circumstances. Immediately after he died, videos of the Afrobeats singer alleging bullying and assault resurfaced after his demise, many accused Naira Marley (Abdulazeez Fashola) and Sam Larry (Samson Balogun) of being complicit, a claim the duo has denied. But in a briefing on Friday, the Lagos State Police Commissioner Idowu Owohunwa said there is evidence linking Naira
Marley and Sam Larry of assault against Mohbad. “While Abdulazeez Fashola (Naira Marley) and Samson Balogun (Sam Larry) denied allegations of criminal liability in the death of Mohbad and pleaded an alibi to justify their being complicit in the incident that occurred between 10-12 September 2023, there are ample electronic and credible witness pieces of evidence linking them to cyberbullying, a threat to life, assault occasioning harm, and conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace against the deceased in his lifetime,” he said during the briefing.
Sam Larry, whose real name is Samson Balogun, was arrested and remains in detention for being complicit in the Afrobeats star’s death and in relation to viral videos by the deceased about bullying and assault, the police
commissioner said. Likewise, Abdul-Aziz Fashola, aka Naira Marley, was also arrested and is still in detention over similar allegations, Owohunwa also noted.
The police commissioner added that the exhumation of Mohbad’s remains, autopsy, and toxicology test were undertaken on September 21, adding that results of the autopsy and toxicology were being awaited.
Alagba Afolayan Adebiyi writes from Lagos, Nigeria
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