Veteran lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana has requested an inquest into the death of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji, known as Mohbad.
Mohbad died on Tuesday, September 12th, 2023.
However, there have been allegations of bullying and torture associated with the singer’s death, which has prompted clamors for a thorough investigation.
In the wake of this, Falana, in a letter directed to the Chief Coroner, High Court of Lagos State, made a request for an inquest into the happenings leading to the death of the singer
The letter reads, ” We are a firm of legal practitioners committed to the defence of human rights, rule of law, and public accountability in Nigeria
“We are aware of the very tragic death of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, who died on September 12th, 2023, under mysterious circumstances in Ikorodu Lagos
It was alleged that the young man showed no sign of ailment before he left home and even performed at a show in Ikorodu but died hours after his performance.
Given the needless death of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, we are compelled to request you to use your good offices to cause a coroner inquest to be conducted into the death of this young promising musician and make appropriate recommendations pursuant to Section 15 of the Lagos State Coroner’s Law 2007 which provides that an inquest shall hold whenever a coroner is informed that the death of a deceased person within his Coroner District is as a result of a death in a violent, unnatural or suspicious situation
“We hereby request Your Lordship to conduct an inquest into the circumstances surrounding the tragic death in Lagos State, and we are confident that Your Lordship will accede to our request with utmost urgency.”