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NDLEA tackles Lagos CP over ‘Misinformation’ on Mohbad’s death

NDLEA tackles Lagos CP over ‘Misinformation’ on Mohbad’s death

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has countered the claim by the Lagos State Police Command that it was yet to get a response from the NDLEA on social media allegations bordering on the alleged arrest and detention of the late artiste, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, a.k.a MohBad.

The LEADERSHIP reported that following the sudden death of Mohbad last month, there were speculations about events leading to his demise, including bullying from his former record label and his alleged arrest and torture by the NDLEA in 2022.

Consequently, the Lagos State Police Command constituted a panel to investigate circumstances leading to the death of the 27-year-old singer.

On Friday, October 6, the Lagos State Police Commissioner addressed a press conference to give a preliminary report on the ongoing Police investigation where he claimed that the NDLEA had not responded to the investive panel’s invitation.


But, a statement signed by the NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, on Saturday, said the anti-narcotics agency’s written response was sent and received by the Lagos State Police Command on Thursday, September 28, 2023.

“Following media enquiries on the claim by the Lagos state police command at a press conference on Friday 6th October 2023 that it was yet to get a response from the NDLEA on social media allegations bordering on alleged arrest and detention of the late artiste, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, aka MohBad, the Agency will like to state that indeed its response was sent and received by the police since Thursday 28th September 2023.

“Indeed, to show the seriousness with which the Agency treated the issue, our formal response dated Thursday 28th September 2023 was sent by flight to Lagos, delivered and received by the police same Thursday 28th September.

The summary of our response is reproduced below for the benefit of the inquiring public: ‘We also heard the unsubstantiated allegation on social media that Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, aka MohBad, was arrested and detained by NDLEA on the 24th of February 2022 and given a substance to drink. In response to this allegation, we wish to state categorically that MohBad was never arrested neither was he ever detained in the custody of the NDLEA on the said date or any other date before or after.

The foregoing being the case, the issue of giving him any substance to drink does not arise.’,” Babafemi stated.

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