Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of the Africa Action Congress (AAC) and a human rights campaigner, has weighed in on the issue surrounding the death of Nigerian artist Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, better known as Mohbad. Sowore, the editor of Sahara Reporters, has encouraged Nigerians yearning for justice in Mohbad’s killing not to put their faith in the assurances of the Nigerian Police Force.
Following Mohbad’s death, many Nigerians demanded that the Nigerian police bring him to justice. However, the police finally issued a statement addressing the public’s concerns over the artist’s early death and the different theories about him. As a result, the police informed Nigerians that they would “diligently investigate” the incident that led to Mohbad’s death, while also expressing their sympathies to his family, loved ones, and admirers.
In response to the police’s pledge that justice would be served for the deceased, Sowore, who seemed unconvinced, urged Nigerians not to believe the police’s findings. He went on to say that when the perpetrators are their stooges and accomplices in crime.
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