Omoyele Sowore’s Concerns Regarding Mohbad’s Death
Presidential Candidate and Human Rights Activist, Omoyele Sowore, Speaks Out
Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of the Africa Action Congress (AAC) and a prominent human rights campaigner, has expressed his thoughts on the controversy surrounding the tragic death of Nigerian artist Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, widely known as Mohbad.
Sowore, who also serves as the editor of Sahara Reporters, is urging Nigerians seeking justice in Mohbad’s case not to solely rely on the Nigerian Police Force’s assurances.
Public Demand for Justice in Mohbad’s Case
Following the untimely demise of Mohbad, a significant number of Nigerians demanded that the Nigerian police take action and ensure justice is served.
The public outcry prompted the police to release a statement addressing the concerns surrounding the artist’s death and the various speculations surrounding it.
In their statement, the police pledged to “diligently investigate” the circumstances leading to Mohbad’s passing, conveying their condolences to his family, loved ones, and fans.
Sowore’s Skepticism and Call for Caution
Despite the police’s commitment to delivering justice in Mohbad’s case, Omoyele Sowore remains skeptical.
He advises Nigerians not to unquestioningly accept the findings of the police, highlighting his doubts about the impartiality of an investigation when the perpetrators might have ties to those in power and be complicit in criminal activities.
Petition to Prohibit Marlian Music
Meanwhile, a petition with over 47,000 signatures has emerged, seeking to ban Marlian music. The petition characterizes Marlian Records as a drug syndicate disguised as a music label.
Supporters of the petition allege that Marlian Records recruits young individuals to engage in drug distribution and other drug-related activities.
This development adds a layer of complexity to the ongoing discussions about the music industry’s role in society and its potential impact on young people.
In summary, Omoyele Sowore’s concerns about the impartiality of the investigation into Mohbad’s death and the petition against Marlian music have sparked a broader conversation about justice and the music industry in Nigeria.