The Lagos State government has invited Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS) to support ongoing probes into the death of popular musician Ilerioluwa Aloba, known as Mohbad.
In a statement Tuesday, the state’s information commissioner Gbenga Omotoso said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu directed the DSS to join the investigation for optimal inter-agency collaboration and use of technology.
Last week, the 27-year-old rapper and former Marlian Records artist died, shocking Mohbad’s family, friends and fans. Police have opened an inquiry, and the state government expressed condolences for the loss of a talented young musician.
To ensure justice and uncover the full circumstances leading to Mohbad’s untimely passing, Sanwo-Olu ordered all persons potentially involved to face legal consequences after a thorough investigation.
The public was urged to provide any useful information confidentially to aid investigators. The governor also appealed for witness protection to encourage participation.
Mohbad’s management separately announced a candlelight vigil and tribute concert to honor the late singer, whose death remains murky. Fans globally have called for a full accounting of events behind the rising star’s tragic end.
With the DSS now added, the Lagos government hopes the widened investigation will provide answers and accountability regarding the mysterious demise of one of Nigeria’s most promising musical talents.