Ishaku Abbo, the Senator representing Adamawa State North Senatorial District, has given his assurance that anyone implicated in the police investigation regarding the death of Ilerioluwa Aloba, widely known as Mohbad, will face legal prosecution.
Mohbad, a former artist under Afeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, within the Marlians record label, tragically passed away on September 12, 2023.
Senator Abbo, alongside Nollywood actresses Iyabo Ojo and Tonto Dikeh, visited the family of the late artist to convey their condolences.
As the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Entertainment Economy, he mentioned that the Senate will thoroughly examine the circumstances surrounding Mohbad’s death.
Furthermore, Senator Abbo pledged to champion the establishment of a Creative Economy Commission and stated that a bill to this effect had already been passed by the Senate, with the support of the presidency.
This bill aims to create funds to assist victims of situations similar to the EndSARS movement or cases involving violence or extremism, benefiting their families.
Senator Abbo emphasized that nobody is exempt from the law and highlighted that the Acting Inspector General of Police has initiated an investigation into the matter.
He assured the family that the Nigerian Police would prosecute anyone found guilty in connection with the late artist’s death.
Additionally, he encouraged the grieving mother not to fear intimidation, emphasizing the importance of equality and freedom for all individuals.
Furthermore, Senator Abbo addressed the need for a commission within the creative industry to resolve disputes between record labels and their artists, responding to calls from the Nigerian public for such an institution.
Earlier today, the Lagos State Police Command confirmed the exhumation of the late singer’s body and the arrest of the nurse who allegedly administered a fatal injection to the deceased artist.