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Justice for Mohbad: Ogun State Erupts in Protests

Demands for Thorough Investigation Intensify

The tragic demise of the popular Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, widely known as Mohbad, has ignited a wave of protests across various cities in Nigeria. In the wake of his mysterious death, youths have taken to the streets, demanding clarity and justice.

On a recent Tuesday, Abeokuta, the capital city of Ogun State, witnessed a massive turnout of mourners and fans. Dressed predominantly in black, they marched in solidarity, their placards echoing their collective grief and demand for justice. The slogans ranged from straightforward demands like “Justice for Mohbad” to more specific calls urging the arrest of certain individuals.

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The protests in Abeokuta are not isolated. Similar demonstrations have been reported in Lagos and Benin City, the capital of Edo State. Social media platforms, especially X (formerly known as Twitter), have been abuzz with videos, images, and messages related to these protests. The hashtag #JusticeForMohbad has been trending, with over 56K reposts, reflecting the widespread public sentiment.

Prominent figures have also voiced their concerns. Adekunle King, a cybersecurity expert, commented, “This is wonderful; justice must prevail.” Imran Mohammed, known for his political affiliations, tweeted about the ongoing protests in Ogun. Another tweet from Nigeria Stories captured the mood succinctly, stating, “Justice for Mohbad protest going on in Abeokuta. Mohbad is loved.”Justice For Mohbad: Ogun State Erupts In Protests, Yours Truly, News, May 21, 2024Justice For Mohbad: Ogun State Erupts In Protests, Yours Truly, News, May 21, 2024Justice For Mohbad: Ogun State Erupts In Protests, Yours Truly, News, May 21, 2024

The Nigeria Police Force, particularly the Lagos Command, has not remained silent. In a recent press conference attended by Mohbad’s family, the Commissioner of Police for Lagos State, Idowu Owohunwa, announced the formation of a special investigation team. This team is tasked with collecting vital information and evidence related to the case. They will employ forensic technology to uncover the facts surrounding Mohbad’s tragic end.Justice For Mohbad: Ogun State Erupts In Protests, Yours Truly, News, May 21, 2024Justice For Mohbad: Ogun State Erupts In Protests, Yours Truly, News, May 21, 2024Justice For Mohbad: Ogun State Erupts In Protests, Yours Truly, News, May 21, 2024Justice For Mohbad: Ogun State Erupts In Protests, Yours Truly, News, May 21, 2024Justice For Mohbad: Ogun State Erupts In Protests, Yours Truly, News, May 21, 2024Justice For Mohbad: Ogun State Erupts In Protests, Yours Truly, News, May 21, 2024Justice For Mohbad: Ogun State Erupts In Protests, Yours Truly, News, May 21, 2024

One significant step in this direction is the decision to exhume Mohbad’s body. An autopsy will be conducted to ascertain the exact cause of his death. Commissioner Owohunwa emphasized the importance of this procedure, stating that it would be crucial in their investigation. He also urged the public to come forward with any relevant information that could aid the investigation.

The police’s commitment to the case has been further solidified with promises of full protection for Mohbad’s family. As the nation watches closely, the hope for justice remains undiminished. The collective voice of the people, both on the streets and online, is clear: the truth must be unveiled, and justice must be served.

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