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Mohbad Represents Millions Of Nigerian Youths Without Proper Mentors – Lagos Pastor



Mohbad Represents Millions Of Nigerian Youths Without Proper Mentors – Lagos Pastor

Following social media outcries and protest in some parts of Nigeria, the Senior Pastor of the Elevation Church in Lekki, Lagos, Godman Akinlabi, stated that the life and death of the late young singer, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji, popularly known as Mohbad, reflect a lack of adequate mentorship.

Blaze Newz reported that Mohbad passed away on September 12 under controversial circumstances that have left Nigerians, the Lagos state government, and security agencies searching for answers.

Folakemi Falana of the Falana Falana Chambers alleged on September 18, in a letter to the Chief Coroner of the Lagos State High Court, that the deceased showed no signs of illness before leaving home and even performed at a show in Ikorodu but died hours after his performance.

Mohbad was hastily buried, but authorities exhumed his body on Thursday to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of his death.

However, in a Facebook Reel video on Thursday night, Pastor Akinlabi said that the narrative surrounding the singer’s life might actually be representative of what many young people are facing – a lack of proper mentorship and protection.

“Mohbad represents millions of exposed young men and women whose lights have been dimmed or extinguished due to the absence of the right mentors to guide and protect them in different phases and seasons of their lives.

“Intimidation and abuse often occur, even within the church. It goes unchecked because the victims are vulnerable, lacking the right support in the form of a mentor to look out for them and shield them from predators and destructive lifestyles,” the cleric said.

He went on to challenge everyone on his newsfeed to seek out a younger person to mentor on the right path.

“Treat them kindly. Speak words of life and healing to them. Protect them. Help them grow into the men and women God has destined them to be. May God bless you as you do.

“It’s not enough to simply call for justice for Mohbad. Let’s take this as a sign to treat other people, especially the vulnerable, more kindly,” he added, calling for justice for the late singer.

Dr Chinonso Egemba, popularly known as Aproko Doctor, has reacted to the alleged discovery of fresh blood in the grave of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba’s (Mohbad) following the exhumation of his corpse on Thursday.

Mohbad’s corpse was exhumed by the police to conduct an autopsy into the cause of the singer’s death.

Moments after the corpse was disentombed, some Nigerians took to social media to share videos of alleged fresh blood discovered in the coffin.

Reacting, Aproko Doctor gave instances where 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.

“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.