The coroner’s inquest into the death of the singer Mohbad began sitting in Lagos on Friday.
The circumstances surrounding his death have sparked controversies on social media.
Thousands of Nigerians have demanded justice for Mohbad in nationwide protests.
On September 18, the Lagos police inaugurated a 13-man special investigation team to probe Mohbad’s death.
On Tuesday, the Lagos state judiciary said it will begin a coroner’s inquest into Mohbad’s death following a request submitted by Falana & Falana Chambers.
The first sitting was held on Friday at the Candide Johnson court in Ikorodu, Lagos.
Representatives of the parties in the case had a close-door session to determine different matters.
Funmi Falana, a lawyer representing Mohbad’s family, told BBC that the sitting was to determine the persons of interest to be invited to the court.
She said people should be hopeful as the lawyers will pursue the cause of justice.
“What we did today was to determine the how and what procedures to follow to help us get justice. We have fixed the next date and we will bring in our witnesses,” she said.
“We are representing the interest of justice, we should allow peace to reign but justice must be served. We will get to the root cause of the death”.
Festus Ogun, a Lagos-based lawyer, said any witness who fails to appear in court will be charged with contempt of court.
The court thereafter fixed October 13 for witnesses to present their pieces of evidence in court.
Idowu Owohunwa, the state commissioner of police, said the force would thoroughly examine every piece of information linked to Mohbad’s death.
On Thursday, the Nigeria police revealed that they now have Sam Larry, the music promoter, in their custody.
Sam Larry is a person of interest in the death of Mohbad.
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