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Autopsy On Mohbad’s Internal Body Analysis Is Being Done In US – Counsel Tells Court

The Lagos Coroner Court sitting at Ita-Elewa, Ikorodu on Monday was informed that the most crucial aspect  of autopsy to determine the cause of death of late music star, Ilerioluwa (Promise) Aloba is being conducted in the United States of America (USA) .

The State Counsel,  Mr. O. Akinde told the Coroner court presided by Magistrate Adetayo Shotobi that the autopsy into the external body of the deceased has been completed.

He said:  “the toxicology test, which has to do with internal body, is being done in the US.”

Akinde made this known following insistence of other counsel to the father of the deceased, David Fadimu of the TNKay Music Worldwide, David Nawoola, representative of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ikorodu, O.S.A. Aranmolaran and Jennifer Nina.

The Coroner, Magistrate Shotobi asked to know why the toxicology was taken abroad when there are toxicology laboratories in Nigeria.

Akinde told the coroner that Lagos state decided to do it in US because of the nature of various substances alleged to have either been injected or taken by the deceased and the need to prevent controversy over the autopsy report when finally presented.

He said it was also because  the death of the deceased had become a world wide issue.

He said there was no point in inviting Prof. Soyemi, the pathologist in Lagos to present an uncompleted report.

Earlier, younger brother of the deceased, Adura Alogba when led by the counsel to the family of the deceased, Taiwo Olawanle from the Falana and Falana Chambers, told the coroner that he adopted all he stated in a deposition as his evidence in the matter.

In his deposition,  he admitted as evidence by the Coroner court,  the deceased’s junior brother, Adura Aloba said that on June 25, 2023, they went for a show at Elegushi Beach and Sammy Larry and his gang came to the place and beat up the deceased. 

In his deposition,  admitted as evidence by the Coroner court,  the deceased’s junior brother, Adura Aloba said that on June 25, 2023, they went for a show at Elegushi Beach and Sammy Larry and his gang came to the place and beat up the deceased. In his deposition,  admitted as evidence by the Coroner court,  the deceased’s junior brother, Adura Aloba said that on June 25, 2023, they went for a show at Elegushi Beach and Sammy Larry and his gang came to the place and beat up the deceased. 

Adura alleged that “Sammy Larry threatened at the place that anywhere he saw the deceased he would kill him and his friends one after the other. 0n the 10th of September, 2023, the deceased went for a show at Ikorodu. 

“Before the show started, he had been having issues with Prime Boy from home and after the show, they started the issue which resorted to a fight and the deceased hit his hand against the car glass. “We got home that day and the deceased started complaining that he needed a nurse to treat his hand. 

“We could not see a nurse that very day. One Ayobami Sodiq gave us the number of a nurse who administered an injection to the deceased. “After the injection, the deceased started vomiting all the foods he ate. We rushed him to two hospitals. The first one is Curamed Hospital which confirmed the deceased had died and the second Hospital is Preze Hospital at Lekki which also confirmed the deceased to be dead.

“Under cross examination by state counsel, Akinde, Adura said the deceased showed no sign  nor complain of illness before and after his performance at Ikorodu. He also said that he did not witness the fight between the deceased and Prime Boy as he was in the second Prado Jeep. Under cross examination by state counsel, Akinde, Adura said the deceased showed no sign  nor complain of illness before and after his performance at Ikorodu. He also said that he did not witness the fight between the deceased and Prime Boy as he was in the second Prado Jeep. He said that on getting home, they did not apply anying on the injury sustained by Mohbad during his fight with Prime Boy adding that they simply wipe the blood on the wound in his elbow. Adura said the nurse that injected the deceased was invited two days after the Ikorodu incident adding that it was Ajisegiri (Bami) that brought the nurse. He said Mohbad was still breathing when they left their house but that before they got  to the first hospital he was already dead. He said the deceased was also confirmed dead at the second hospital.

Under cross examination by Fadimu, the witness said it was Mohbad that requested for the service of a nurse because of the injury he stained during his fight with Prime Boy. He insisted that the injury on the deceased elbow was not deep and that he had no injury on his tummy. Contrary to claims of the father of the deceased, the witness told the court he was not aware of any cloth soaked with blood, insisting that it was only the bed sheet that has spots of blood stains from the injury on Mohbad’s elbow.

Cross examined by Aranmolaran, Adura said there was no fight between Mohbad and his wife on the eve of his death adding that he was still okay as at Tuesday, September 12, in the  morning. He confirmed cooking the Indomie that the deceased ate before he died and that the  packs were taken from the stock in the house adding that himself and Wunmi also ate the Indomie. Though close to his late brother, he said the deceased does not discuss all issues with him.

Counsels at the hearing agreed and requested the Coroner to summon Sultan and the driver that drove Mohbad to Ikorodu for the September 10.

While Prime Boy is to re-appear before the court on December 6 as his name featured prominently in testimonies before the court.

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