The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that a toxicology test to determine the cause of death of music star, Ilerioluwa Aloba was taken to abroad because there was no facility to do it in Nigeria.
The governor said this at a town hall meeting held in Lagos at the weekend while answering a question asked by a journalist regarding the prolonged delay in concluding the investigation into the death of MohBad.
According to Sanwo-Olu, the state lost the only forensic facility to a mob attack during the #EndSARS protest in 2020.
The governor said, “Security is not about emotion, it’s serious business. I remember I met you three years ago. Like you said, there’s no emotion. I’m standing in front of you. There’s no emotion. It’s not emotional. We will do the job. We will do it well. These are police officers, the MohBad case is still live. They’re treating it.
“We had to take the forensics out. The forensic (laboratory) that we built that is the best in sub-Sahara Africa was burned down during #EndSARS. We have to take the test out. They’ve done all their reports, not only when it comes back that we can tie the two together. There are people that are in detention as we speak; we have not released them.”
The Lagos Coroner Court sitting at Ita-Elewa, Ikorodu earlier revealed that the toxicology test was being done in the United States of America.
The Lagos State Police Command also stated that it had not yet received the result of the autopsy conducted on the late singer.
The remains of the late singer were exhumed for the autopsy to be carried out.
After Mohbad’s death on September 12 caused controversy both within and outside of Nigeria, the police set up an investigation team to investigate the cause of death.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, tweeted in September that an “autopsy has been concluded” and the police were “awaiting result.”
In October, Mohbad’s murder was linked to some suspects.
The then-Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, said that Mohbad announced that before his death, the singer vomited and had goosebumps after receiving three injections from a nurse, Feyisayo Ogedengbe, on September 12, 2023.