Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has demanded a Coroner’s Inquest into the tragic death of 27-year-old Afrobeats star, Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad.
Falana made the demand following the controversial death of Mohbad, on September 12, 2023, and was laid to rest the next day.
The request was contained in a letter to the Chief Coroner, High Court of Lagos State in Ikeja.
In the letter, Falana said his law firm was aware of the “very tragic death” of Mohbad and wanted an inquest to “be conducted into the cause of death of this young promising musician and make appropriate recommendations pursuant to Section 15 of the Lagos State Coroner’s Law 2007 which provides that an inquest shall hold whenever a coroner is informed that the death of a deceased person within his Coroner District is as a result of a death in a violent, unnatural or suspicious situation”.
The request, signed by Folakemi Falana and dated September 18, 2023, added: “We hereby request Your Lordship to conduct an inquest into the circumstances surrounding the tragic death in Lagos State and we are confident that Your Lordship will accede to our request with utmost urgency.”