Group Slams Lagos CP For Making Statement On Mohbad’s Death Without Autopsy Result
A human rights group has disclosed that it is not proper for the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, to address a press conference on the death of Ilerioluwa Aloba, also known as Mohbad, without an autopsy result.
Recalls that Mohbad’s corpse had been exhumed for autopsy. Owohunwa had earlier addressed a press conference where he gave an update on the matter, although the result of the autopsy has not been released.
Save The Poor And Needy Charity Initiative (SPANCI), in its reaction, noted that the group was not satisfied with the Lagos CP’s statement.
In a statement signed by its President, Comrade Yemi Bello, it described the CP’s statement during the press conference as decisive and diversionary.
“Lagos police CP’s press conference and statement without autopsy result not good for the cause of justice. SPANCI commends the IGP, who is known for credibility and professionalism, and also the effort of the Lagos state police command CP for their investigation in unraveling some mysteries relating to Mohbad’s death.
“However, we are not satisfied with the release of the Lagos CP’s press statement on Mohbad’s death without the autopsy results.
“This could raise suspicion as the issue is a global issue and our legal and justice system is on focus not only by Nigerians but also international communities; hence the Lagos CP would have waited for the autopsy results since he has gotten a court order to detain the suspects for 21 days within which we belief the autopsy results would have been released.
“This action has called for these questions which we demand answers from the police. Is Lagos CP under any pressure or instructions to do so, and from whom is such order? Why did Lagos CP not wait for autopsy results before making a press statement?
“Is the statement not decisive, diversionary and concluding about the cause of Mohbad’s death? What is now the essence of autopsy results when police already told us how Mohbad died?
“Does the investigative power of police represent the decision of the court? Did the police investigate the allegation of Primeboy on the wife based on the principle of fair hearing and justice? The hospital said he was brought in dead what of the man who claimed in a viral video that he saw Mohbad walk into the hospital by himself and even snapped with him but was shocked at the later occurrence? I think there are still needed investigations if justice will be done,” Bello said.