The Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State Command, has provided details on its investigative procedures regarding the death of fast-rising singer Mohbad. The 27-year-old artist passed away on September 12 and was laid to rest the following day. The circumstances surrounding his death have sparked controversies on social media. Speaking at a press conference, Idowu Owohunwa, the state commissioner of police, stated that the force will thoroughly examine all information, individuals, and locations connected to Mohbad’s death.
Owohunwa revealed that the police have sent invitation letters to individuals of interest in the singer’s death, urging them to come forward and clear their names. He warned that failure to honor the invitation would result in being declared wanted. Additionally, if the persons of interest are not in Nigeria, the police will seek assistance from the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol).
The commissioner emphasized that all information, individuals, and centers linked to the case will be reviewed within the scope of their investigation. Owohunwa stated, “Mohbad’s case should be utilized to save those who are still enduring bullying in silence.” He further mentioned that steps have been taken, contacts have been made, and formal letters have been sent. The process of effecting arrests has also commenced. The police have compiled a list of all individuals remotely or directly connected to the case and have established contact with them.
Owohunwa concluded by stating that individuals accused have the choice to come forward and clear their names. Failure to do so will result in being declared wanted or the deployment of Interpol teams to locate them. He also instructed the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) and the Officer in Charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department (OCSID) to provide police protection to Mohbad’s family.