Mohbad Was Dead on Arrival, Says Lagos Hospital
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Mohbad Was Dead on Arrival, Says Lagos Hospital

Perez Medcare Hospital, the medical facility where the deceased Nigerian musician Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, professionally known as Mohbad, was reportedly taken to before his passing, has stated that he was already dead upon arrival.

Since the passing of Mohbad on September 12, 2023, there have been numerous conflicting accounts regarding the events leading to his unexpected demise, with some narratives suggesting that he died following an injection administered by a nurse. 

However, Perez Hospital, situated in the Lekki region of Lagos State, has finally spoken out regarding Mohbad’s death, releasing an official statement late Monday night.

In a statement, the management of Perez Medcare Hospital addressed the misinformation and inaccuracies circulating on various social media platforms, implying that Mohbad, passed away in their facility.

The hospital said it is crucial to clarify that around 4:30 p.m. on September 12, 2023, Mohbad’s lifeless body was delivered to their premises. Immediately, the medical team endeavored to assess his condition and found no signs of life, no pulses, no heartbeat, and his pupils were fixed and dilated.

Also, efforts to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) were thwarted by the onset of rigor mortis, indicating that Mohbad was brought in deceased. The individuals who brought him in were then informed of his status. Upon inquiring about the preceding circumstances, the hospital team learned that Mohbad had previously received treatment at home by a nurse who reportedly administered injections to him.

The hospital staff recommended transferring his body to the nearest Government Hospital for his body to be deposited in the morgue. Perez Medcare Hospital also stressed that Mohbad was never admitted as a patient at their facility and the nurse reportedly treating him at home is not affiliated with their staff. Furthermore, any circulating media depicting Mohbad receiving treatment and appearing alive is not from Perez Medcare Hospital.

The hospital urges the public to be mindful of the sensitivity surrounding this matter and to refrain from disseminating false information.

Naira Marley strongly accused over his death

After Mohbad’s demise, several Nigerians have directed blame towards Naira Marley and numerous other figures associated with the Marlian record label, alleging them of bullying the late musician. Notably, it has been documented that Mohbad previously submitted a petition to the police department, highlighting threats to his life from Sam Larry, Naira Marley, and others. 

This report followed an incident where Sam Larry, known as Naira Marley’s close associate, was seen on video intimidating Mohbad during a video shoot. Zlatan intervened to defend his now-deceased friend at that time.

13-member team investigation has been set up

However, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has extended an invitation to the Department of State Services (DSS) to participate in the investigation surrounding the death of the Afrobeats musician. 

Furthermore, on Monday, September 18, the Lagos State Police Command established a specialized 13-member investigative team to scrutinize the circumstances leading to Mohbad’s demise. According to a statement released by the Police, this investigative team is anticipated to provide an interim report within two weeks following its inception.

Back story

The Nigerian music community is in mourning following the sudden death of the talented rapper and singer, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji, widely known as Mohbad. His death was confirmed on Tuesday evening by music executive Ovie via his X account.

Reports suggest that the circumstances surrounding the death of Mohbad, who passed away at the age of 27 on Tuesday, have not yet been determined.

Youths in Delta organized a rally honoring Mohbad, seeking justice and a thorough investigation into his sudden death, and expressing concerns over his swift burial. Meanwhile, in Lagos, fans, including notable artists like Falz and Davido, held a candlelight procession to pay tribute to the late singer.

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