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#JusticeforMohbad: Coroner Bars Journalists From Inquest, Sits On Preliminary Enquiries



Journalists were barred from gaining access into the courtroom on Friday at the Magistrate Court sitting in Ikorodu, Lagos State for the Coroner’s inquest into the death of the late Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba popularly known as Mohbad.

The Coroner, Magistrate Taofikat Adedayo Shotobi, told parties in the inquest that the day’s proceedings were to discuss the modalities for hearing of evidence and the hearing of the evidence is to commence on Friday, October 13.

Mrs Funmi Falana, who represented Mohbad’s family alongside other lawyers at the inquest told journalists after the proceedings that the legal team would bring witnesses to the inquest to ensure that the cause of justice is served.

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According to a letter dated September 18th, 2023, the law firm of Falana and Falana Chamber had asked the Chief Coroner of the High Court of Lagos State, Justice Mojisola Dada, to unravel the circumstances surrounding what it described as the “very tragic” death of the late Mohbad under “mysterious” circumstances.

In its reply to the firm’s letter, the Coroner, Magistrate Shotobi said she had the directives of the Chief Coroner of Lagos State, Hon. Justice Mojisola Dada, to convoke an inquest pursuant to the extant provisions of Section 14 and 15 of the CORONER’S SYSTEM LAW of Lagos State, Cap C15, Laws of Lagos State 2015.

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