The Lagos Coroner Court sitting at Ita-Elewa in Ikorodu has said a toxicology test carried out on the body of the late music star, Ilerioluwa Aloba, known as Mohbad, is being conducted in the United States of America.
Toxicology is the aspect of an autopsy seeking to determine the cause of the singer’s death.
The state counsel, O. Akinde, made this known during the ongoing inquest on Wednesday.
Akinde told the Coroner Magistrate, Adetayo Shotobi, that the autopsy into the external body of the deceased had been completed, hence the need for the test.
“The toxicology test, which has to do with the internal body, is being done in the US.” He said.
His disclosure followed the insistence of the counsel to the father of the deceased, David Fadimu, that of TNKay Music Worldwide, David Nawoola, and representative of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ikorodu, O.S.A. Aranmolaran, more on reasons for the delay of the test result.
Meanwhile, the Coroner, Magistrate Shotobi, had requested to know the reason behind the choice of a foreign toxicologist despite the presence of toxicology laboratories in Nigeria.
Recall that the Lagos state magistrates’ court in Yaba has taken action against a 37-year-old auxiliary nurse, Fisayo Ogedengbe, arrested by the police in connection with the controversial death of singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, better known as Mohbad.
The court sent back to custody the embattled nurse in a session on Monday, November 6. Meanwhile, the police in Lagos state hinted that the investigation was still ongoing. Olatunbosun adjourned the case till Wednesday, November 29, for DPP advice.