The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) claims that singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, alias MohBad, was not poisoned while under its custody, despite the controversy surrounding his death.
Following Mohbad’s undetermined cause death on Tuesday, a video of the 27-year-old performer sobbing on a hospital bed surfaced. A few Nigerians claimed shortly after that the organisation had poisoned the artist during his alleged arrest and confinement.
Mohbad stated in the video that he had been made to drink something, had been hit with a gun’s butt, and had then been told to go home.
The musician, according to NDLEA spokesperson Femi Babafemi, was never held or arrested by the organisation.
He argued that the deceased was not one of the Marlian Music acts arrested by the agency in 2022, contrary to the speculations by many, adding that this makes it impossible for Mohbad to have been poisoned in their custody.
Babafemi also shared a link by an online platform (not Channels Television) detailing the arrest of six people, two females, and four males, in the persons of Oniyide Azeez (Zinoleesky), Owoeye Michael and Abimbola Ogbe.
Others are Dominica Chinwe, Olaolohun Shubomi Mariam, and Ibrahim Alawo.
“This is an authentic account of the arrest and detention of some Malian artistes in Feb 2022, an incident that has now been twisted by purveyors of fake news to say Mohbad was poisoned or detained by the agency,” Babafemi tweeted.
“I hope, they’ll be bold enough to defend their claims when the hand of the law catches them.”
This is authentic account of the arrest and detention of some Malian artistes in Feb 2022, an incident that has now been twisted by purveyors of fake news to say Mohbad was poisoned in @ndlea_nigeria custody even when he was never arrested or…/1 https://t.co/7ptWjDOE5P
— Femi Babafemi (@FemiBabafemi) September 16, 2023