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    Mohbad: Protest Cancelled, Candlelight Procession to Hold in Lekki

    A planned protest by some Nollywood actors and management of late Nigerian music singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba in honour of the former Marlian signee, Mohbad, has been cancelled following a request from the Lagos State government.

    Mohbad, 27, died on September 12 and was buried the following day.

    The circumstance surrounding the 27-year-old’s death has continued to stir up controversies on social media.

    Tuesday’s protests saw thousands of Nigerian youths storm the streets in different cities with placards while others staged candlelight processions in honour of Mohbad.

    The management earlier announced that a rally from Oba Akran to the Lagos state executive and legislative houses will be held on Wednesday.

    But in a statement on Tuesday night, the management said the “peaceful” protest will no longer hold based on “reservations by the law enforcement agents that, it could be hijacked by unscrupulous persons and miscreants”.

    The statement added that some members of  management’s team will visit the Lagos state government offices to “register their concerns”.

    “The cancellation of the peaceful walk, is predicated on the reservations expressed by the law enforcement agents that, it could be hijacked by unscrupulous persons and miscreants, thereby endangering the lives and property.” the statement reads in part.

    “In view of the foregoing, our clients have hereby resolved to forge ahead alongside with only few members of the foundation to visit the above named offices in a bid to register their concerns and share views together for the ultimate goal of timeous delivery of justice.

    “Conclusion, our clients appreciate the enormous support from several quarters and do trust the appropriate security agencies would not fail Mold’s family, fans the Nigerian youths at this grievous hour.”

    In its place, a candlelight parade and tribute performance have been scheduled for Thursday, September 21, 2023, to honour the young talent.

    The procession will begin at the Lekki Phase 1 gate and will end at Muri Okunola Park VI, where the tribute concert will be held tomorrow.

    Attendees are encouraged to dress in white.

    Davido earlier said he would be returning to Nigeria from the United Kingdom to join a candlelight procession in Lekki to honour Mohbad on Thursday.

    On Monday, the Lagos state police command inaugurated a 13-man special investigation team to probe the death of the singer.

    Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos governor, also invited operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) to join in the ongoing investigation into the singer’s death.

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