Feyisayo Ogedengbe, the auxiliary nurse who injected Mohbad, is being held as “the prime suspect” in the singer’s death, according to Lagos police.
Mohbad died on September 12 and was buried the next day.
The circumstances of his death have continued to spark debate on social media.
Several suspects, including Ogedengbe, Naira Marley, Sam Larry, and Primeboy, are being held by police as part of the inquiry into Mohbad’s killing.
Mohbad’s father, Joseph Aloba, previously stated that his son died after receiving an injection from an auxiliary nurse.
During a news conference on Friday afternoon, Lagos state police commissioner Idowu Owohunwa provided details on the ongoing investigation into the singer’s death.
Owohunwa went on to say that the “auxiliary nurse administered multiple and highly potent injections which triggered an immediate reaction that eventually occasioned the death of Mohbad” .
The shots, which included tetanus toxoid, paracetamol, and cetrazone, were given in Mohbad’s home, according to the commissioner.
“The Auxiliary Nurse who was contacted and invited by Ayobami Sadiq (a.k.a Spending), a friend to Mohbad, on 11th September, 2023 to treat the singer at the deceased’s residence at Lekki-Lagos,” the Lagos CP said.
“She eventually came on Tuesday, 12th September, 2023 and administered three different injections which are believed to have occasioned the chain of reactions that directly resulted in the death of the singer.
“She is the Principal Suspect in the death of Mohbad.
“She acknowledged that it was the injections that she administered on the deceased that triggered the reactions which eventually led to Mohbad’s death. Other expert opinions and witnesses statements corroborated her admittance.
“Her actions of administering doses of Tetanus Toxoid, Paracetamol (IV) and Ceftriaxone injection (IV) on Mohbad at his residence on 12th September, 2023 immediately and directly triggered the reactions (including vomiting, goose bumps, convulsion) that eventually resulted in the singer’s death.
“This criminal liability is further heightened granted the evidential fact that as an auxiliary nurse, she is not qualified to administer such medications or function as a qualified nurse. She also did this in a non-clinical environment and in a professionally negligent manner that negated standard medical protocols.”
Lagos State Commissioner of Police confirmed Naira Marley, Nurse, Sam Larry culpable in the death of Mohbad pic.twitter.com/NeIDUPCGNH
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Thousands of Nigerians have demanded justice for Mohbad in nationwide protests.
On September 21, the police exhumed Mohbad’s corpse for autopsy and are awaiting the results.