The pathologist, who conducted an autopsy on the body of late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, AKA Mohbad, has said that the cause of death couldn’t be ascertained.

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Wahab Shittu, told journalists in Lagos State on Wednesday that the pathologist in charge told the coroner that the deceased’s body had decomposed  by the time the test was conducted.

Mr Shittu said that “according to him (the pathologist), the cause of death cannot be determined because, by the time they conducted the test, the body had decomposed and that it is not possible for them to determine the cause of death.”

“The pathologist said the body ought to have been exhumed within 12 hours after it was buried to avoid decomposition. So, in summary, he is saying the cause of death cannot be ascertained. When you say the cause of death cannot be ascertained, it means it is suspicious, it is not clear. No particular reason.”

Mr Shittu added that the pathologist said Mohbad may have died due to a reaction to certain drugs administered to him before he died.

“He also went further to say that it may be attributed to reaction to certain drugs administered on him before he died. Again, he then qualified that to say he does not know whether it is those drugs that actually led to his death,” he noted.

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

His death also led to the arrest of Naira Marley CEO of Marlian Music [Mohbad’s former label] and controversial Lagos socialite, Balogun Eletu, also known as Sam Larry, among others.

The Lagos State Police Command had, on September 18, 2023, inaugurated a 13-man special investigation team to probe the singer’s death.

The suspects were subsequently, released from police custody on bail, pending trial.

The singer’s body was on September 21, 2023, exhumed for autopsy.