July 18, 2024

The investigation into the untimely demise of the late singer Mohbad has taken a significant turn with the release of the autopsy findings.

According to the report obtained by TheCable Lifestyle, conducted at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), various samples were collected from Mohbad’s body for toxicology testing, including gastric content, blood, bone marrow, liver, kidney, and lung.

The results revealed the presence of Diphenhydramine, an anti-histamine, in Mohbad’s system.

However, the concentration detected was not within a fatal or lethal range.

Anti-histamines are commonly used to alleviate allergy symptoms and treat various other conditions such as stomach issues, colds, and anxiety.

Despite extensive testing, the autopsy did not uncover any significant gross findings directly linked to Mohbad’s passing.

However, due to the presence of Diphenhydramine and other circumstantial evidence, the possibility of a drug reaction cannot be ruled out.

“Following the Order for Exhumation, the body was exhumed on 21/09/2023 (8 days after the burial).

“Autopsy revealed moderate to marked decomposition of organs. Apart from the superficial injury on the right forearm, no significant gross finding could be attributed to death.

“Against this background, samples were taken for toxicology. This is to determine if there was any anaphylactic reaction, substances of abuse, overdosage or common household poisoning.

“Toxicology revealed positive findings of Diphenhydramine, an anti-histamine; however, this concentration was not in a fatal or lethal range. The other analytics were unremarkable.

“In determining fatal anaphylactic shock, blood sample needs to be taken as quickly as possible.

“Unfortunately, this was prevented or made impossible by the burial of the deceased on the second day. In the light of the foregoing, cause of death could not be ascertained.

“However, the possibility of a fatal anaphylactic shock (drug reaction) could be considered in view of the absence of any significant post mortem and toxicology findings, “, the report said.

The report highlighted the challenges faced during the investigation, notably the lack of an immediate autopsy or embalming before burial, hindering the collection of timely blood samples for analysis.

Mohbad, born Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, tragically passed away on September 12 under mysterious circumstances and was laid to rest the following day.

Subsequently, on September 21, his body was exhumed for further examination, leading to the discovery of crucial evidence.

Joseph Aloba, Mohbad’s father, initially raised concerns about his son’s demise, attributing it to an injection administered by an auxiliary nurse. This revelation led to the arrest of several individuals, including the nurse and other associates of Mohbad.

In October, the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Idowu Owohunwa, identified the auxiliary nurse, Feyisayo Ogedengbe, as the prime suspect in Mohbad’s death. According to Owohunwa, Ogedengbe administered a series of injections, including tetanus toxoid, paracetamol, and ceftriaxone, which triggered a severe reaction resulting in Mohbad’s untimely demise.

The commissioner emphasized Ogedengbe’s lack of qualifications to administer such medications and her negligent conduct, which contravened standard medical protocols, as contributing factors to the tragic outcome.

 

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