Autopsy reveals possible cause of Mohbad’s death 


CITIZENS COMPASS –An autopsy report has revealed the possible death of the late Nigerian singer Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba populaly known as Mohbad.

The autopsy conducted at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), stated that the exact cause of death remains uncertain though there is speculation about a potential drug reaction based on limited post-mortem and toxicology findings.

According to the report, samples of the late singer’s gastric content, blood, bone marrow, liver, kidney, and lung were collected for a comprehensive toxicology examination and the results revealed the presence of diphenhydramine, an antihistamine, in Mohbad’s system. 

It said the concentration detected was not deemed fatal or lethal. Antihistamines like diphenhydramine are used to treat allergies, stomach ailments, cold symptoms, and anxiety.

The anatomical and pathological examination showed an injury on Mohbad’s right forearm, and his body was found to be moderately to severely decomposed upon exhumation.

The report suggests the potential of a fatal anaphylactic shock or drug reaction, despite inconclusive post-mortem and toxicology results. Anaphylactic shock is a severe allergic reaction with life-threatening implications.

It states, “It is noteworthy that the body neither had an autopsy nor embalmed prior to interment on the second day.

“Following the Order for Exhumation, the body was exhumed on 21/09/2023 (eight days after the burial).

“Autopsy revealed moderate to marked decomposition of organs. Apart from the superficial injury on the right forearm, no significant gross finding could be attributed to death.

“Against this background, samples were taken for toxicology. This is to determine if there was any anaphylactic reaction, substances of abuse, overdosage or common household poisoning.

“Toxicology revealed positive findings of Diphenhydramine, an anti-histamine; however, this concentration was not in a fatal or lethal range. The other analytics were unremarkable.

“In determining fatal anaphylactic shock, blood sample needs to be taken as quickly as possible.

“Unfortunately, this was prevented or made impossible by the burial of the deceased on the second day. In the light of the foregoing, cause of death could not be ascertained.

“However, the possibility of a fatal anaphylactic shock (drug reaction) could be considered in view of the absence of any significant post mortem and toxicology findings.”

Mohbad passed away at the age of 27 on September 12, 2023, under mysterious circumstances and was buried the next day.

Recall that Mohbad died at the age of 27, on September 12, 2023.

His death sparked controversies as fans and friends took to the streets in protest.

This led the Nigeria Police Force to on September 21, 2023, exhume his body for autopsy.

Another controversy surrounding Singer’s death was that a pathologist, while testifying before the Coroner’s Court on May 15, revealed that an autopsy could not determine Mohbad’s Forensics Division, NMS Labs, Esther Dede, stated, “Unfortunately, we do not have a case for that patient.”

The  Lagos State Police Command had on September 18, 2023, inaugurated a 13-man special investigation team to probe the singer’s death.

In the case of the investigation of the death, five suspects were arrested by the Police although some of them were granted bail.

Among the suspects were Naira Marley and controversial  Lagos socialite, Balogun Eletu, also known as Sam Larry, amongst others.

Mohbad was a former record label signee of Marlian Music owned by Naira Marley, though he left the label in February 2022.



The Cable 


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