- Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, known professionally as Mohbad, died on Tuesday, September 12
- The 27-year-old entertainer’s management also released an official statement confirming his passing
- While controversies have trailed his demise, a popular doctor on social media, Olufunmilayo Ogunsanya, has advised the late musician’s partner to push for an autopsy
Ikorodu, Lagos state – Amid reports that singer Mohbad’s partner unsuccessfully requested an autopsy, a popular X (formerly Twitter) doctor, Olufunmilayo Ogunsanya, has said a post-mortem should have been “mandatorily” done.
According to Dr. Ogunsanya, the decision for an autopsy is not the decision of Mohbad’s father or wife, but for the state to decide.
“There’s a whole lot in Mohbad’s death”
The diaspora-based medical practitioner explained that Mohbad’s death is “a legal and potentially criminal matter”.
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He wrote on his X handle on Wednesday night, September 13:
“As I have explained in previous posts on my page since yesterday, anyone who dies within 24 hours of a hospital admission, or anyone who dies a sudden, unexpected, unexplained death in a suspicious manner should mandatorily undergo a medical autopsy and depending on autopsy findings, may also have a police investigation as there could have been a criminal offence committed.
“The only reason this does not happen frequently is because Nigeria is a lawless country, and in many cases, health professionals are not willing to be at loggerheads with the family of a dead patient, and also autopsy costs are demanded from the grieving family. But this is very wrong and very unfortunate.”
Furthermore, Doctor Ogunsanya said ideally, the autopsy’s decision and costs are for the state — and not for the family — to decide or to pay.
“The suspicious sudden manner in which Mohbad died, the conflicting reports of what exactly killed him, the hurriedness of his burial, the twisting of his neck to fit a wrong coffin, the hastiness of his family to point fingers at the wife, the now reported blatant refusal of his family to consent to autopsy…all of these means there’s a whole lot in this young man’s death that calls for clarity, and it may also point to someone/some people being quite eager to hide something.”
Ogunsanya stated that it is not too late for an autopsy to be carried out on Mohbad as his body can be exhumed.
“The point of this post is to simply say there is still hope. It is not over and his wife should not give up. All the wife needs to do at this point is to get a serious tenacious lawyer who can take up the family and fight for justice on her behalf. The lawyer can approach a court and demand an autopsy be carried out on the grounds that this young man died in a suspicious sudden unexplained manner within 24hours of a hospital admission.
“These are legal grounds for a state-authorised autopsy. Depending on how soon the legal processes are filed and a judge gives an order, his body can still be exhumed and an autopsy performed under the strict orders of the state. And if anyone tries to interfere, they can be held and reported to the police as obstructing the course of justice.
“I know everything I’ve written here may sound quite idealistic and not achievable- but I promise you that if the public (and the state) decides to stand by this woman, she will get the justice, the clarity, the closure and all the answers that she needs from a comprehensive medical autopsy. It is more honourable to fight and to lose, than to not fight at all.”
Mohbad: Rinsola Abiola speaks
In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that amid reports of dispute erupting over late singer Mohbad’s inheritance, Rinsola Abiola, one of the daughters of late Moshood Abiola, said some families only care about a man’s wealth.
Rinsola stated that for families that have their eyes primarily on a man’s wealth, “once he dies, it’s payback time.”