Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State is mourning the death of singer Mohbad and has invited the Department of State Services (DSS) to join the probe into his demise.
The Afrobeats star died last week and has since been buried with the police launching an investigation over the development.
Days after the singer’s death whose real name is Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Imole Aloba, many Nigerians have called for a thorough probe into the circumstances leading to his demise. The latest is the Lagos State governor who said he has invited the secret police to join the probe.
“I would like to assure everyone that I am not oblivious to the sad passing of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Imole Aloba (Mohbad). We have been closely working behind the scenes with relevant authorities, and keenly following the ongoing investigations,” he wrote on his X handle Tuesday.
“However, in order to boost the investigations, I have invited the Department of State Services (DSS) to join the investigation and widen the dragnet with inter-agency collaboration and use of best-in-class technology to unearth the truth..
“I have instructed that all those who may have played any role whatsoever in any event leading to the death of MohBad be made to face the law after a thorough investigation.”
He, is, however, pleading with those who have information that may assist the probe to do so.
“I have also appealed to the investigating team to guarantee the confidentiality and protection of all witnesses who may come forward with vital information or indicative evidence that may assist the process. The Police and the DSS have promised to brief the public on their efforts periodically,” Governor Sanwo-Olu added.
The Lagos leader is equally calling on the friends and fans of the late star to refrain from inflammatory comments as the probe continues.
“Staying calm and following the process will be our most solemn tribute to the memory of the departed talent,” he said.
“I hereby commiserate with the family, friends, colleagues, and fans all over the world on Imole’s sad demise. I wish everyone love and light, and may his soul rest in peace. Amen.”