| 8 December 2023, Friday |

Nigerians march for late Afrobeats star as police exhume body

Nigerians demonstrated this week in a number of states to express their sorrow and to call for an investigation into the popular Afrobeats musician Mohbad’s death last week. As a result, the police had to exhume Mohbad’s remains on Thursday to conduct an autopsy.

Unknown circumstances led to the death of the 27-year-old musician, whose true name was Ilerioluwa Aloba, in a Lagos hospital.

Thousands of fans marched and held a candlelight vigil in the commercial capital Lagos on Thursday night, following similar processions in other states this week.

Police in Lagos said they had exhumed Mohbad’s body and conducted an autopsy, bowing to pressure from supporters who have taken to social media to demand an investigation.

Results of the autopsy will be made public, police said.

  • Reuters