The commissioner of police in Lagos has constituted a team of homicide detectives to investigate the death of Mohbad, the singer.
Benjamin Hundeyin, the state police’s spokesperson, confirmed this in a statement on Saturday.
Mohbad passed away on Tuesday and was buried on Wednesday.
There has been a heated public outrage ever since as the circumstances surrounding his passing remain unclear.
The police earlier said it would probe the matter and mentioned the possibility of exhuming his corpse.
Joseph Aloba, his father, revealed that Mohbad died after an auxiliary nurse was invited to inject him.
Omowunmi, the partner of Mohbad, also recounted the singer’s struggles when he was alive.
Over 200,000 people have since called for the ban of Marlian Records, the late singer’s former label.
This came amid allegations of complicity based on the deceased’s widely reported faceoff with the music company.
Hundeyin said Idowu Owohunwa, the Lagos police commissioner, constituted an investigations team on the case.
He said the CP ordered the commencement of a full-scale criminal investigation following a meeting with Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the state governor.
“The team, which comprises seasoned homicide detectives, has been tasked to aggregate all allegations, suspicions and insinuations from various sources on the death of the singer,” Hundeyin’s statement reads in part.
“In aid of this initiative, the Lagos state government has pledged its total support to the Special Investigation Team in all ways required to guarantee a diligent investigative exercise.
“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu gave this assurance while consulting with the state commissioner of police earlier today on how best to ensure that the case is expeditiously investigated and justice delivered promptly.”
Hundeyin called on the bereaved family, friends, business associates, and anyone with useful information that could aid the investigation to contact the homicide section of the state police on 08036885727.
“The Lagos state police command assures that the progress of the investigation will, as much as legally and professionally permissible, be shared with the general public accordingly,” he added.
Ibadan chef, Peniel Idowu attempts to break Hilda Baci’s cooking record
A Nigerian chef simply identified as Peniel Idowu is attempting to break the Guinness World Record (GWR) for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.
The Ibadan-based cook shared a flier on her Instagram page to announce the attempt.
Peniel, who is assisted by another chef, however, did not state how long she plans to cook.
She also did not reveal whether she got approval from the GWR before embarking on the cooking stint.
The cooking marathon commenced at Omooke Hotels Apartments and Events Centre, Kuola area of Ibadan, Oyo state, on Thursday.
As of the time of this report, Peniel has surpassed 29 hours of cooking.
“Neat and Highly cautious. Peniel has been preparing for a long time,” she wrote in one of her posts.
Burna Boy tops Apple Music’s biggest Nigerian artistes of all time
Nigerian music is enjoying huge commercial success as Nigerian superstars are appearing on international charts, selling out concerts in multiple countries, and reaching millions of listeners globally through streaming platforms.
In the list of the most streamed Nigerian artists of all time on Apple Music, international megastar Burna Boy tops the list.
The Grammy-winning hitmaker has enjoyed a speedy ascension to the top since breaking into the international scene in 2018.
Here are the top 5 biggest Nigerian artists of all time on Apple Music.
The number one (No. 1) most-streamed Nigerian artist of all time on Apple Music, has smashed record after record with his blockbuster albums, and his latest was no exception: ‘I Told Them’… not only broke the African record for first-week streams but also topped the albums chart in 69 countries simultaneously worldwide, a new record for the genre.
The Grammy winner still holds the record for the most-streamed African song of all time with ‘Essence’ featuring Tems, which has reached the Daily Top 100 in more than 100 countries worldwide and continues to reach the charts three years after its release.
Africa’s foremost hitmaker, Davido enjoyed a record-breaking release with his 2022 album Timeless which shattered multiple streaming records on Apple Music. He continues to be a force to be reckoned with as his hit single ‘Unavailable’ is enjoying international success.
The superstar has had one of the biggest songs of the summer on Apple Music worldwide with the Afrobeats hit ‘Calm Down,’ which now holds the record for the African single with the longest run in the top 15 of the Global Daily Top 100.
Asake’s surreal rise to the top has made him one of the biggest stars in Nigerian music. The talented superstar has seen an impressive 11 songs reach the Global Daily Top 100.
Police detain Sam Larry amid probe into Mohbad’s death
The Nigeria police say they now have Sam Larry, the music promoter, in their custody — amid an investigation into the death of Mohbad.
The law enforcement agency broke the news in a short statement on Thursday night.
“Balogun Olamilekan Eletu aka Sam Larry is now in our custody. He is currently assisting with ongoing investigation,” the statement reads.
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