Idowu Owohunwa, the Lagos State Police Commissioner, has announced an ongoing investigation into the role of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in the death of Nigerian singer Mohbad. This revelation came during a live press briefing on X (formerly known as Twitter) on Friday.
The late singer, Mohbad, had gained attention due to a viral video recorded before his death, in which he claimed to have been arrested by law enforcement agents. In the video, he alleged that he was given water in a white bottle to drink, which he believed contained drugs. Mohbad further stated that he was the only one who drank the water, and law enforcement officials told him to go home while instructing others to wait. He also mentioned being hit on the head with a gun.
To investigate the circumstances surrounding Mohbad’s sudden death, the Lagos State Police Commissioner disclosed during the press briefing that they are looking into the actions of the NDLEA to determine if they were complicit in the incident based on the video evidence.
The investigation is aimed at shedding light on the events leading up to the singer’s death and determining whether any wrongdoing or misconduct occurred during the arrest and detention process. As the investigation progresses, further details will be revealed regarding the case and the role of law enforcement agencies in the matter.