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Mohbad: Thousands Of Youth Join Candlelight Procession in Lekki

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Thousands of Nigerian youths joined the candlelight procession in honour of late Afrobeats star Ilerioluwa Aloba known as Mohbad in Lekki Phase One Gate, Lagos.

Mohbad, a 27-year-old and former signee of Naira Marley’s Marlian Records, died in Lagos on 12th September under controversial circumstances.

Since Mohbad’s death, his music fans and sympathisers have called for a proper investigation to find the cause of his death.

The candlelight procession started from the Lekki Phase One Gate axis of Lagos, where fans and colleagues converged at 5 p.m.

The crowd embarked on a peaceful walk, dancing and chanting praises of the late artiste while his songs played in the background.

All dressed in white T-shirts, they strolled in unison, with placards demanding justice for the artiste and displayed picture posters of him as well.

The procession led them to Muri Okunola Park, where the tribute concert commenced at 8 p.m.

It was a considerable crowd, primarily youths, all out to honour the memory of the late singer and rapper

As part of the investigations to unravel the circumstances around the death of Mohbad, the Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the exhumation of the late singer’s corpse. The autopsy was carried out on Thursday.

The police have also arrested the nurse, who was said to have injected the singer before he passed away on 12th September.

“Autopsy has been concluded. Awaiting result…,” the Lagos Police Command spokesman Benjamin Hundeyin wrote on his X handle late Thursday.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun had also ordered a thorough probe into Mohbad’s death with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State asking the Department of State Services (DSS) to join the investigation.

The Senate has also waded into the matter with Senator Elisha Abbo visiting the singer’s family in the Lekki area of Lagos State. He assured them of the government’s commitment to getting justice over the matter.

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