By Rita Okoye, Lagos
Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo has announced a protest in Lagos State to demand justice for the late singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, also known as Mohbad.
In a recent Instagram live session, Iyabo Ojo also urged Lagos state governor Sanwo-Olu to heed the youths’ pleas and act appropriately to find out what actually happened to Mohbad and bring his perpetrators, if any to justice.
The mother of two said her NGO, Pinkies Foundation, will submit a letter to the state government on Monday ahead of the protest which might take place on Tuesday or Wednesday.
While calling on other entertainers in the industry to join the rally, she said, “Governor Sanwo Olu. I want you to use your good office sir. We need you to see to it that all these investigations are carried out. We don’t want an audio investigation. We failed when he was alive. This one he had to pay the ultimate price.”
“We parents are bringing the revolution to reality. The autopsy must be done. When I met him he was so disturbed. He was so paranoid.
“My lawyer will write to you. My foundation will write to you one after the other. My foundation will send out a letter. We are sending the letter on Monday to all the respectable offices. And we are sending it to international bodies. We are coming to your office on Tuesday or Wednesday. So that you can understand that we need justice. We are going to do a peaceful rally.”
It would be recalled that Mohbad, an ex-Marlian Music Record signee, died last Tuesday at age 27 and was buried on Wednesday.
The circumstance surrounding his death has continued to generate controversies on the internet.
The singer, while alive, had several times alleged threats to his life by the Marlian, a record label owned by Naira Marley.
Following the videos and evidence circulating online, the Lagos State Police Command on Saturday, in a statement on its verified social media handle, stated that “Consequent upon the growing public concerns and the preliminary police review of the circumstances surrounding the death of Mohbad, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, has ordered the commencement of a full-scale criminal investigation into the case.”
On Friday, Nigerians also began signing a petition to ban the late singer’s erstwhile record label, Marlian Music.
The petition was launched on change.org.
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