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Details of Mobad’s autopsy emerge seven months after his death

Details of the autopsy conducted on late afrobeats musician, Ilerioluwa Aloba aka Mohbad, has emerged seven months after his death.

Prof Abiodun Osiyemi, a forensic scientist and pathologist from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), told the coroner that the autopsy, however, failed to ascertain the carouse of Mohbad’s death.

Prof Osiyemi told the coroner, Magistrate Adedayo Shotobi that blamed the outcome on several reasons, one of which is that it took a long time, about 21 days before the autopsy was conducted by which time, the body had decomposed.

While giving further clarifications on the proceedings, counsel to Mohbad’s family, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Wahab Shittu said:  “The pathologist said the body ought to have been exhumed within 12 hours after it was buried to avoid decomposition. So the summary he is saying is that the cause of death cannot be ascertained and when you say the cause of death cannot be ascertained, it means it is suspicious, it is not clear, no particular reason.”

The lawyer also said the pathologist referred  to certain drugs administered on the late Mohbad before he died which could have caused a reaction that made it difficult to ascertain the cause of death.

“He also went further to say that it may be attributed to reactions to certain drugs administered on him before he died. Again he then qualified that to say he does not know whether it is those drugs that actually led to his death,” Shittu said.

The matter was adjourned to June 24, 2024, for cross-examination of Prof Osiyemi.

Mohbad died on September 12, 2024 under controversial circumstances.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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