In a significant development related to the late Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, widely known as Mohbad, journalists were denied access to the Magistrate court proceedings in Ikorodu, Lagos, where the Coroner’s inquest into his death has commenced. The reason for this restriction remains undisclosed.
Magistrate Taofikat Adedayo Shotobi, presiding over the inquest, informed the involved parties that the day’s proceedings would revolve around discussing the modalities for the upcoming presentation of evidence, scheduled to commence on Friday, October 13.
Funmi Falana, representing Mohbad’s family, joined by other legal professionals at the inquest, assured journalists after the session that the legal team would bring witnesses to ensure that justice is served and the circumstances surrounding Mohbad’s “very tragic” and “mysterious” death are thoroughly examined.
The law firm of Falana & Falana Chamber, in a letter dated September 18th, 2023, had petitioned the Chief Coroner of the High Court of Lagos State, Justice Mojisola Dada, seeking an inquest into the singer’s untimely demise. In response, Magistrate Shotobi invoked the provisions of the CORONER’S SYSTEM LAW of Lagos State, Cap C15, Laws of Lagos State 2015, as directed by Justice Mojisola Dada, to initiate the inquest.
Mohbad, aged 27, tragically passed away in Lagos State on September 12th, prompting a thorough investigation into his death’s circumstances. This case underscores journalists’ critical role in uncovering and reporting on such matters of public interest and legal significance.
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