The police in Lagos have completed the exhumation of the corpse of Mohbad, the late Nigerian singer.
Benjamin Hundeyin, the Lagos state police spokesperson, broke the news in a terse post on X, formerly Twitter.
Mohbad, the 27-year-old street pop singer, died on September 12 and was buried the next day.
The circumstance surrounding his death has continued to spark controversies on social media.
The police earlier said it would probe the matter and mentioned the possibility of exhuming Mohbad’s corpse.
In the tweet shared on Thursday, Hundeyin confirmed that the law enforcement agency has completed the exhumation of the late singer’s corpse.
He added that an autopsy will commence immediately.
Joseph Aloba, the father of Mohbad, earlier revealed why he quickly buried his son.
Aloba said in Yoruba culture, it is “customary not to keep a deceased person’s body for long if both parents are alive”.
He said if Mohbad had passed away at an older age, he might have considered putting him in a mortuary.
On September 14, Aloba also said Mohbad had passed away after receiving an injection administered by an auxiliary nurse.
The Lagos police thereafter inaugurated a 13-man special investigation team to probe the death of the singer on Monday.
Written by: Blessing Nyor