A nurse has been identified as the “principal suspect” in the mysterious death of Nigerian Afrobeat star Ilerioluwa Aloba, known as MohBad. Lagos police chief Idowu Owohunwa announced on Friday that investigations into Aloba’s death have pointed to the nurse who treated him before his demise. The nurse, who administered three different injections to Aloba at his Lagos residence, is believed to have caused the chain of reactions that led to the singer’s death. The nurse is currently in custody, but no formal charges have been brought against her.
The investigation into Aloba’s death prompted his body to be exhumed for an autopsy as authorities sought answers regarding the cause of his demise. Aloba, a rising young pop star in Nigeria, passed away on September 12 under unclear circumstances. The uncertainty surrounding his death sparked protests and rallies across the country, with thousands demanding justice.
The outrage over Aloba’s death also involved his former boss, controversial musician Naira Marley, who is currently on trial for alleged internet fraud. Marley was accused of mistreating Aloba, an accusation he denied. Marley remains in police custody as one of the suspects in the case, according to the police.
The police investigation revealed that the doses of drugs administered to Aloba by the nurse immediately triggered reactions such as vomiting, goosebumps, and convulsions, ultimately leading to the singer’s death. The suspect, an assistant nurse, was not qualified to administer the medications. She admitted that it was the injections she administered that caused the reactions resulting in MohBad’s death.