Autopsy report fails to determine the cause of Mohbad’s death

Prof. Abiodun Osiyemi, a forensic scientist and pathologist at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), has informed the coroner investigating the death of late Nigerian singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, also known as Mohbad, that the results of an autopsy performed on the deceased body failed to determine the cause of death.

Prof. Osiyemi told the coroner, Magistrate Adedayo Shotobi, that this result can be due to numerous factors, one of which is that it took a long time, about 21 days, before the autopsy was performed, during which time the body had decayed.

While giving further clarifications on the proceedings, counsel to Mohbad’s family, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Wahab Shittu said, “The Pathologist said the body ought to have been exhumed within 12 hours after it was buried to avoid decomposition. So the summary he is saying is that the cause of death cannot be ascertained and when you say the cause of death cannot be ascertained, it means it is suspicious, it is not clear, no particular reason.”

The lawyer also said the pathologist referred to certain drugs administered on the late Mohbad before he died which could have caused a reaction that made it difficult to ascertain the cause of death.

Shittu said, “He also went further to say that it may be attributed to reactions to certain drugs administered on him before he died. Again he then qualified that to say he does not know whether it is those drugs that actually led to his death”.

The Coroner has adjourned to June 24th for the cross-examination of the Pathologist.

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