Police claim over inquiry on Mohbad’s arrest false — NDLEA

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has discredited the claim by the police that it had not given a response to an enquiry on the late singer Oladimeji Aloba aka Mohbad.

Lagos State Police Command had on Friday said the NDLEA had yet to respond to social media claims that it gave Mohbad a substance to drink following his arrest.

However, dismissing the claim in Abuja, NDLEA spokesman Femi Babafemi stated that the anti-drug agency responded to police enquiry since September 28.

He stated that “to show the seriousness the NDLEA attached to the police enquiry, its formal response dated Thursday, Sept. 28 was sent to Lagos by air; delivered and received by the police same day.

“The summary of our response was that we also heard the unsubstantiated allegation on social media that the NDLEA arrested and detained Mohbad on Feb. 24, 2022 and he was given a substance to drink.

“In response to the allegation, we state categorically that Mohbad was neither arrested nor 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.’’


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Babafemi attached an acknowledged copy of NDLEA’s response to his press statement, showing that the police received it in Lagos on September 28.

Mohbad, 27, died under controversial circumstances on September 12 and was buried on September 13.

The police, however, exhumed his corpse on September 21 for autopsy following calls for investigation.

Several persons namely Naira Marley, Sam Larry, Primeboy, Spending and a nurse, are in police custody over the incident.