The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, NANNM, Lagos State Council, has announced that the individual reportedly arrested for injecting the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad is not a registered nurse.
The association disclosed this in a press statement signed by the State Secretary, Toba Odumosu and released today.
They also charged the media to verify the qualifications and professional status of individuals before labelling them as healthcare professionals.
Also, the Lagos State Council of NANNM expressed its condolences to the family of the late singer.
Lagos NANNM demands justice for Mohbad
It also said, “We fully support the ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death and urge the relevant authorities to leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of justice for him.
The council said it is regrettable that Nigeria’s healthcare system faces significant regulatory challenges, leading to the presence of unqualified individuals performing medical roles they are not trained for.
The statement reads in part, “We wish to clarify that the term ‘Auxiliary Nurse’ has no place within Nigeria’s healthcare system or its laws. An individual is either a qualified Nurse or an unqualified individual performing tasks beyond their competence.
“Furthermore, we call on the investigating authorities and the media to exercise caution and accuracy in their reporting during this investigation. We will not tolerate any misrepresentation of Nurses and the Nursing profession. We demand that all media outlets that inaccurately reported the arrest of a Nurse take immediate corrective action to rectify their stories.”
What you need to know about Mohbad’s death
27-year-old Mohbad died on the 12th of September, 2023. A few days later, Mohbad’s father, Joseph Aloba, said the singer passed away after receiving an injection administered by an auxiliary nurse.
Aloba said, “According to what I heard from people, I do not believe in that. The only thing I can think of is maybe this auxiliary nurse that used to treat people which is a very bad idea. I do not know the kind of level the woman is.
He further added, “They said they called her to give him an injection and that is a very bad idea and that injection can result in any length. He had wounds but I do not know the kind of wounds he had.”
In a recent development, The Lagos State Police Command revealed that the late singer’s remains have been deposited at the mortuary after the completion of an autopsy on his body.
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