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The Lagos State Command Commissioner of Police (CP), Idowu Owohunwa, has directed the commencement of a full-scale investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of the late rapper, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, also known as Mohbad.
In a new development, the Lagos State Police Command, via a statement made available on X (formerly known as Twitter) by its Public Relations Officer (PRO), Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed that the state CP has given the go-ahead to start a full investigation into the matter.
The Lagos Commissioner of Police has also ordered that a special investigation team, made up of seasoned homicide detectives, be constituted to ensure that those involved in the rapper’s death are brought to book.
The statement also revealed that the Lagos State government has promised total support to the investigation team.
The command, however, assured that the general public would be kept up-to-date regarding the latest developments in the investigation.
“Consequent upon the growing public concerns and the preliminary police review of the general circumstances surrounding the death of llerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba aka Mohbad, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command CP Idowu Owohunwa, has directed the commencement of full-scale criminal investigation into the case.
“To this end, the Commissioner of Police has constituted a Special Investigation Team within the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to coordinate the investigation.
“The team, which comprises seasoned homicide detectives, has been tasked to aggregate all allegations, suspicions and insinuations from various sources on the death of the singer and undertake a professional, diligent and timely investigation with a view to establishing facts, clearing all doubts and ensuring that justice is manifestly served through a meticulous process that will deploy all requisite protocols (which may include exhumation)as well as technical and scientific tools that are vital to the detailed investigation of homicide allegations of this nature.
“In aid of this initiative, the Lagos State Government has pledged its total support to the Special Investigation Team in all ways required to guarantee a diligent investigative exercise. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu gave this assurance while consulting with the State Commissioner of Police earlier today on how best to ensure that the case is expeditiously investigated and justice delivered promptly.
“Meanwhile, an appeal is hereby made to the deceased’s family, friends, business associates or anyone with useful information that could aid the investigation to kindly share same with the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department on 08036885727 and to optimally support the Police in the drive for a conclusive investigation of the case.
“The Lagos State Police Command assures that progress of the investigation will, as much as legally and professionally permissible, be shared with the general public accordingly”, the statement read.