The Nigeria Police have been tasked to do justice to the memory and spirit of the late rising music star, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, by doing a thorough investigation, and ensuring that the culprits for the crime, if any, do not escape the law.
Daily Trust reports that the musician’s death opened a can of worms about his ordeals after leaving Marlian Record in June. He thereafter petitioned the Inspector General of Police, IGP, over an alleged threat to his life by Sam Larry.
It was learnt that the police didn’t act on the petition until Mohbad died, leading to outrage from music lovers across the country and beyond.
A former presidential candidate, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, who made this known in a statement yesterday, said the death of the rising music star in very suspicious circumstances underscored the need to free the society from the grip of the underworld.
“The Mohbad saga has further highlighted the dark side of entertainment financing in the absence of a well-structured and disciplined support system for budding talents, especially from poor homes,” he said.
Hashim said the police authorities must ensure that Mohbad gets justice in death.
Radio station in Kwara bans Naira Marley’s songs
Meanwhile, the management of Okin FM in Offa, Kwara State, has suspended the airing of all songs by the owner of Marlian Records, Azeez Fashola, popularly called Naira Marley.
The radio station, in a statement by its head of programmes, Jamiu Bello, attributed the decision to the public outcry that has trailed Mohbad’s death.
The development is coming after two popular Oyo State radio stations, Agidigbo and Splash FM, have placed Naira Marley and his music on the Not To Be Broadcast (NTBB) list.
Naira Marley, who parted ways with Mohbad in 2022, has been accused of having a hand in the death of his former signee, an allegation which he denied.
The Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, has assured protesters canvassing for justice for Mohbad that the government would do the needful in ensuring that proper investigations are conducted as regards the circumstances leading to his death.
Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Oyo State Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, carrying Mohbad’s pictures and posters, while demanding justice for the late singer.