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US lab debunks conducting poison test on Mohbad

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The management of the National Medical Services Laboratories in Pennsylvania, United States of America, has refuted the claim by the Lagos State Government that a toxicology test to ascertain the cause of the death of singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad, was conducted at its facility.

The claim by the NMS Labs was in response to inquiries made by our correspondent, who embarked on a fact-finding mission to ascertain the musician’s cause of death.

Before embarking on the fact-finding mission, some concerned members of the public reportedly protested against the claim made by a pathologist, who appeared before the Coroner’s Court on Wednesday, May 15, and said an autopsy could not ascertain Mohbad’s cause of death because his corpse had decomposed.

We had reported that the counsel for the state government, O. Akinde, told the Coroner’s Court sitting in the Ikorodu area of the state sometime in November 2023 that a toxicology test, which is an aspect of an autopsy seeking to determine the cause of Mohbad’s death, was conducted in the United States.

Buttressing this claim, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, while responding to inquiries via a live telephone call with Ahmad Isah, the anchor of an Abuja-based online programme, Brekete Family, sometime in February 2024, said the toxicology test was being conducted at the NMS Labs in Pennsylvania, USA.

“The matter is being handled by the state DNA and Forensic Centre, but they are doing skeletal services, and they have affiliate centres which are three.

“So, if there is an emergency like this one that we have, they will not say they cannot handle it. So, there are three of them in the US and the one handling this particular one is the NMS in Pennsylvania, USA,” Omotoso said during the live programme.

The result of the test reportedly arrived in Nigeria sometime in April 2024 and was passed on to a pathologist for interpretation.

Appearing before the coroner’s court, the pathologist disclosed that the autopsy could not ascertain the cause of Mohbad’s death because the corpse had decomposed.

However, during the fact-finding mission, our correspondent independently verified the location of the NMS Labs on 3701 Welsh Road Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, and that of two NMS crime labs on Stratford Avenue, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, and another at Grand Prairie in Texas.

The single e-mail address that these labs had been using for correspondence was also discovered on the NMS Labs’ website and our correspondent sent an inquiry to confirm if a toxicology test to ascertain Mohbad’s death was conducted at their facility.

The inquiry read in part, “I am a journalist from Punch Newspaper in Nigeria, currently working on a story involving the death of Nigerian hip-hop artiste, Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad.

“Following the Lagos State Government’s active interest in the case, the state Commissioner for Information revealed that the government conducted a toxicology test on the late artiste at your facility. Here is the link where he said so at 32:21 (https://youtu.be/SW59DTJZV3I?si=ty0OaXJSTvfuC4Oz).

“However, conflicting reports have emerged, casting doubt on whether or not the toxicology test indeed took place at your facility. As a journalist committed to factual reporting, I am independently reaching out to your facility to verify the authenticity of this claim. Clarification on this matter will contribute significantly to resolving the discrepancies surrounding the artist’s demise.”

Responding to newsmen on May 17, the Client Services Associate, Forensics Division, NMS Labs, Esther Dede, refuted the claim by the state government that Mohbad’s toxicology test was conducted at any of their laboratories.

“Unfortunately, we do not have a case for that patient,” Dede said.

Dede, however, noted, “To maintain our compliance with HIPAA privacy regulations, we would need authorisation from the submitting agency.”

When contacted on Wednesday, the Commissioner for Information, Omotoso, said that was the name of the lab given to him by the state DNA and Forensic Centre.

“This was what I was told by the Lagos State DNA and Forensic Centre officials who took the sample there. We are dealing with the officials of the centre, they have three other labs that they have affiliations with. If they have an emergency, they can go to any of the three labs. I asked which particular one did they go to and they answered it was that one. That means I will have to go and check again because that was what I was told.”

Mohbad died at the age of 27, on September 12, 2023, with circumstances surrounding his death sparking controversies on social media.

Being a former record label signee of Marlian Music owned by Naira Marley, Mohbad left the label in February 2022. The Lagos State Police Command had on September 18, 2023, inaugurated a 13-man special investigation team to probe the singer’s death.

His death also led to the arrest of Naira Marley and controversial Lagos socialite, Balogun Eletu, also known as Sam Larry, amongst others.

The singer’s body was on September 21, 2023, exhumed for autopsy to unravel the cause of his death.

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Diddy’s ex-friends detail abuses dating back to college days

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A report has revealed alleged incidents of violence involving Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, the US rapper, during his college days.

Diddy has been named in eight civil lawsuits since November 2023 – seven directly accusing him of sexual assault.

On November 17, Cassie, Diddy’s ex-girlfriend, accused the hip-hop mogul of rape, abuse, and human trafficking during their 10-year relationship.

The lawsuit was, however, settled out of court one day after it was filed.

Diddy was then sued by five other women who claimed they were sexually abused by the music executive.

Lil Rod, who is his former producer, also alleged that the rapper sexually harassed, drugged, and threatened him for over a year.

One of the lawsuits accused his son Christian Combs of sexual assault and Diddy of aiding and abetting.

On Tuesday, Rolling Stone published a report following a six-month investigation into the life of the rapper and the allegations against him.

The news outlet said it contacted more than 300 people who were acquainted with Diddy but only spoke to about 50 people.

The report details that the rapper — from his college days — has an alleged history of using violence and intimidation, particularly towards women.

It said several women who attended Howard University with Diddy, whose nickname was ‘Puff’, claimed to have seen signs of “a controlling and abusive personality decades ago”.

The women accused the rapper of previously unreported incidents involving “unwanted touching and fits of rage”.

One of his college colleagues said she kept “as far away as possible” after Diddy “caressed” her back without warning and asked if she would be willing to meet one of his friends.

Another colleague alleged that he “flew off the handle” after she objected to him cutting a cafeteria line.

A former classmate also recalled how Diddy appeared outside the school’s dormitory and started “screaming in a belligerent manner” for his girlfriend to come outside.

She said several female students were aware that Diddy was allegedly attacking his girlfriend outside the building and began raising the alarm in the dorm.

“Puff is out here acting crazy. He is beating her,” the former classmate quoted her colleague to have said.

“He screamed and hollered and acted a stone fool until she came downstairs. He whupped her butt — like really whupped her butt.

“She was trying to defend herself a little bit. She was crying. And we were telling him, ‘Get off of her.’ We were screaming for her.”

Diddy reportedly earned the nickname ‘Puff’ as a kid because he would “always huff and puff” whenever he got mad.

“I had a temper. That is why my friends started calling me Puffy,” the rapper said.

The US justice department is seeking an indictment of Diddy by bringing his accusers to testify before a federal grand jury.

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May Edochie in tears as she recounts her failed businesses

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May Edochie, the estranged wife of Yul, the Nollywood actor, was seen shedding tears while speaking at a recent event.

May broke down in tears in a now-viral video, while encouraging fellow entrepreneurs at the event on Tuesday.

She said that despite all that happened to her she did not allow herself to “sit and wallow in self-pity”.

May said she used to run multiple businesses which however crashed. She could not continue her speech before bursting into tears as her emotions heightened.

“Because I did not sit back and wallow in self-pity instead I picked myself up. I used to run multiple businesses and they all crashed when…” she said.

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Bodex F. Hungbo, SPMIIM is a multiple award-winning Nigerian Digital Media Practitioner, Digital Strategist, PR consultant, Brand and Event Expert, Tv Presenter, Tier-A Blogger/Influencer, and a top cobbler in Nigeria.

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