The late Nigerian singer and former Marlian Music signee, Mohbad, has received international recognition, with a digital billboard in New York, USA, honouring his memory.
The 27-year-old artist’s untimely passing has left fans both in Nigeria and around the world mourning the loss of a rising star in the music industry.
As candlelight processions took place in several states across Nigeria to commemorate the life of the talented artist, a touching tribute to Mohbad emerged on a prominent digital billboard in the heart of New York City.
The billboard featured a collection of evocative pictures of Mohbad alongside heartfelt captions, alluding to the profound grief felt by his fans and the enduring legacy he leaves behind.
“Will be remembered forever Mohbad. Legends are never forgotten RIP”, the captions on the New York billboard read.
Amidst the outpouring of grief and tributes, there have been recent developments surrounding Mohbad’s case that have raised questions and fueled conspiracy theories.
Authorities have confirmed the exhumation of Mohbad’s body. The exhumation has led to speculation and numerous theories, as fans eagerly await further information regarding the circumstances surrounding the young artist’s death.
The spokesperson for the Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, also confirmed that the nurse, who allegedly injected the deceased before his demise, has been arrested.
In other news, The Lagos State Police Command confirmed on Thursday night that the autopsy carried out on the late Afrobeats musician, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, known as Mohbad, has been concluded.
The Lagos Police spokesman Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed this in a post on X (formerly Twitter), with the Force now awaiting the result of Mohbad’s autopsy.
“Autopsy has been concluded. Awaiting result…”, Benjamin Hundeyin wrote.
‘Fresh Blood’ Found In Mohbad’s Grave
Nigerian doctor, Chinonso Egemba, popularly known as Aproko Doctor, explained the possible reasons droplets of blood were discovered inside the grave of deceased singer, Mohbad following the exhumation of his corpse on Thursday.
Recall that Mohbad’s corpse was exhumed by the police to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of the singer’s death. Some Nigerians took to social media to share videos of alleged fresh blood discovered in the coffin moments after the corpse was disentombed.
Reacting to the development, Aproko Doctor via microblogging platform, X (formerly known as Twitter) gave instances of why blood can be found in a grave.
In the case of Mohbad, the medical doctor said, “Your blood has a red colour because of a compound called haemoglobin. That’s what carries oxygen through your body. When blood is exposed to air, the cells that carry this haemoglobin die, and the haemoglobin becomes exposed to air and starts to change colour to a darker one”, he stated.
“This dark colour is because the haemoglobin is being changed to another compound called methemoglobin. Normally, when people die, they die with all the blood in their system, but it doesn’t move because circulation has stopped, but it’s still there. Let’s not forget. Now, during embalming, this blood is usually replaced with another fluid. The question is, “Was he embalmed?” Even at that, you can’t get all the blood out! Some will still be left.
“We all want to know why it’s still red, right? There is one possible reason, in a closed compartment, there is very little air underground, so it’s possible that the haemoglobin is not exposed enough to change colour to the darker one. As to why it’s that much, we don’t have access to the body so we don’t know what other injuries were inflicted on his body. We remember his neck was in an unnatural position to fit in the coffin, it is possible that must have broken his vessels to cause some blood still in the system to leak out”.Aproko Doctor
“All we can do is speculate. We will not be more knowledgeable than people with the body physically and examining it”, he further explained.