Mohbad: Coroner Bars Journalists From Inquest, Sits On Preliminary Enquiries

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The inquest into the death of late Nigerian musician Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, began on Friday at the Magistrate court in Ikorodu, Lagos.

Journalists were prevented from entering the courtroom, and no rationale was offered for this change.

The coroner, Magistrate Taofikat Adedayo Shotobi, was said to have told participants in the inquest that the day’s proceedings were to consider the modalities for hearing evidence.

Hearing of the evidence is to commence on Friday, October 13.

Mrs Funmi Falana, who represented Mohbad’s family at the inquest alongside other lawyers, told reporters following the hearings that the legal team would bring witnesses to the inquest to guarantee that justice is done.

In a letter dated September 18th, 2023, the law company of Falana & Falana Chamber requested that the Chief Coroner of the High Court of Lagos State, Justice Mojisola Dada, investigate the facts surrounding the late Mohbad’s “very tragic” death under “mysterious” circumstances.

In its reply to the firm’s letter, the coroner, Magistrate Shotobi said she had the directives of the Chief Coroner of Lagos State, Hon. Justice Mojisola Dada, to convoke an inquest pursuant to the extant provisions of Section 14 & 15 of the CORONER’S SYSTEM LAW of Lagos State, Cap C15, Laws of Lagos State 2015.

The late Afrobeats singer, Mohbad died about two weeks ago at the age of 27.


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