The death of singer Mohbad on Tuesday, September 12 has continued to shock his fans and those who did not know him until his passing.
There have been several controversies and conspiracy theories about the cause of his death, given the fact that the 27-year-old was buried the next day without an autopsy.
Mohbad leaves behind his wife Omowunmi and a son Liam who turned five months old the day his father died.
Numerous fans, celebrities and other personalities have mourned and paid tributes to the singer since the news of his death broke.
Video and audio recordings have also surfaced on social media about vicious assaults allegedly carried out by agents of his former label Marlian Music owned by Naira Marley.
In a particular video, show promoter and Naira Marley’s associate Sam Larry and some unidentified persons are seen storming a studio where Mohbad and fellow singer Zlatan Ibile were working allegedly with the intent to harm them.
A petition filed by Mohbad dated June 27 against Sam Larry alleging assault and destruction of property also surfaced on social media.
Sam Larry then deactivated his Instagram account and put out a video saying he did not harm or kill Mohbad.
With fingers pointing at those allegedly complicit in Mohbad’s death, the deceased’s father stated in an interview that although his son felt his life was threatened by Naira Marley, he could not say if the latter was responsible for his death.
Mohbad’s mother later broke her silence, saying her son’s death was not natural and that those responsible will pay for it.
She also stated that her son’s association with Naira Marley negatively affected him and speculations that the deceased had mental issues were not true.
With public interest in the matter rising by the day, the police have stepped in with a promise to carry out a thorough investigation.
The Lagos State commissioner of police Idowu Owohunwa has put together a 13-man committee to investigate the death.
It is expected that the singer’s body will be exhumed for an autopsy to be conducted.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has also called on the Department of State Service (DSS) to join the probe of Mohbad’s death.