TimeTestedNews |NDLEA faults Police over enquiry on arrest, detention of Mohbad


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has faulted the Nigeria Police over the claim that it had not responded to an enquiry sent to it on deceased singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad.

Mohbad, a 27-year-old Singer, died on Tuesday, September 12th.


Amid controversy surrounding his death, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, on Friday, told a news conference that the NDLEA had yet to confirm social media posts that it arrested and detained Mohbad on Feb. 24, 2022.

The inquiry came amid a social media post which alleged that Mohbad was allegedly injected with a substance while in NDLEA detention.

Dismissing police claim on Saturday, in Abuja, Director, Media and Advocacy at the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, said the anti-drug agency responded to police enquiry since Sept. 28.

“To show the seriousness the NDLEA attached to the police enquiry, its formal response dated Thursday, Sept. 28 was sent to Lagos by air; delivered and received by the police same day.

“The summary of our response was that we also heard the unsubstantiated allegation on social media that the NDLEA arrested and detained Mohbad on Feb. 24, 2022, and he was given a substance to drink.

“In response to the allegation, we state categorically that Mohbad was neither arrested nor ever detained in the custody of the NDLEA on the said date or any other date before or after.

“The foregoing being the case, the issue of giving him any substance to drink does not arise,” Babafemi said as he attached an acknowledged copy of NDLEA’s response to his press statement, showing that the police received it in Lagos on Sept 28.