Nigerian lawmaker, Senator Ned Nwoko has expressed his concerns regarding the death of singer Mohbad, emphasizing the need for clarity on the circumstances and cause of death.
In a post shared on his Instagram page, the lawmaker representing Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency in Delta State called for prompt action from the police, DSS, and the state government to order an autopsy report.
Senator Ned Nwoko also reveaked his intention to introduce a nationwide bill that mandates autopsies before burials, with the government covering the costs.
He highlighted the importance of protecting the innocent and ensuring justice in such situations, stressing that new laws may be necessary for better governance.
The statement reads, “The unfortunate and untimely death of Mohbad has raised many issues that should be addressed promptly. The circumstances of his death and the cause of death should not be left to speculations.
“The police and the DSS should wade in immediately but more importantly the state government should order for an autopsy report without further formalities. This should have been done and report to the station for clearance before he was buried.
“As a matter of fact I hope to introduce a bill that will make it mandatory nation wide for an autopsy to be done within a specific time before anyone is buried and the cost of such reports must be paid by the governments. (Local governments and states)
“The cause of death of anyone should not be left to the wild imaginations of people. The innocent should be protected and the guilty punished. Situations like this gives rise to new laws for the good governance of the country.”