The Lagos coroner court sitting in Ikorodu on Wednesday heard that the key aspect of the autopsy to determine the cause of death of Mohbad, the late singer, is being conducted in the United States.


Mohbad died under mysterious circumstances on September 12. He was buried the following day.

On September 21, the body of the 27-year-old music star was exhumed by the police for autopsy.

During the recent coroner sitting, Oluwaseun Akinde, the state counsel, told Adetayo Shotoni, the magistrate, that the autopsy into the external body of the deceased had been completed.


Akinde, however, disclosed that the toxicology test for the internal body is being done in the US.

The state counsel’s explanation came on the back of the concerns by David Fadimu, the counsel to Joseph Aloba, Mohbad’s father, over the delay of the test result.

The coroner also asked why the toxicology is conducted abroad when there are toxicology laboratories in Nigeria.


In his response, Akinde said the Lagos government resolved to do it in the US due to the nature of various substances alleged to have been taken by the deceased and the need to prevent controversy over the autopsy report when finally presented.

There have been calls from several Nigerians — including singer Bella Shmurda and actress Tonto Dikeh — asking for the release of Mohbad’s body for burial.

Aloba, however, warned that nobody should collect his son’s body for burial without his approval.


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