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    Drug Reaction Possible Cause of Mohbad’s Death – Autopsy Reveals

    An autopsy conducted on the body of late singer Mohbad at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) has revealed the possible cause of his death.

    According to TheCable Lifestyle, the cause of death could not be ascertained, but there is a possibility of drug reaction in view of any significant post-mortem and toxicology findings.

    The report says samples of the gastric content, blood, bone marrow, liver, kidney, and lung of the late singer were retrieved for a toxicology test.

    The anatomical and pathological findings revealed that Mohbad had an injury on his right forearm and his body was exhumed with moderate to severe decomposition.

    The autopsy also showed that “no significant gross finding” could be attributed to the singer’s death.

    The toxicology “revealed the positive finding of Diphenhydramine, an anti-histamine; however, this concentration was not in a fatal or lethal range”.

    Anti-histamines are medicines used to treat symptoms of allergies. They are also used to treat a variety of other conditions such as stomach problems, colds, and anxiety, among others.

    “It is noteworthy that the body neither had an autopsy nor embalmed prior to interment on the second day,” the report states.

    “Following the Order for Exhumation, the body was exhumed on 21/09/2023 (8 days after the burial).

    “Autopsy revealed moderate to marked decomposition of organs. Apart from the superficial injury on the right forearm, no significant gross finding could be attributed to death.

    “Against this background, samples were taken for toxicology. This is to determine if there was any anaphylactic reaction, substances of abuse, overdosage or common household poisoning.

    “Toxicology revealed positive findings of Diphenhydramine, an anti-histamine; however, this concentration was not in a fatal or lethal range. The other analytics were unremarkable.

    “In determining fatal anaphylactic shock, blood sample needs to be taken as quickly as possible.

    “Unfortunately, this was prevented or made impossible by the burial of the deceased on the second day. In the light of the foregoing, cause of death could not be ascertained.

    “However, the possibility of a fatal anaphylactic shock (drug reaction) could be considered in view of the absence of any significant post-mortem and toxicology findings.”

    Earlier, the toxicology test carried out on the late music star, revealed that the singer’s cause of death cannot be determined.

    Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Wahab Shittu, said the pathologist in his submission at the Coroner Inquest, said that at the time the test was carried out the body of the singer had already decomposed.

    “According to him, the cause of death cannot be determined,” Shittu told pressmen outside the court.

    The lawyer also said the pathologist also said the cause of the death could be attributed to a reaction to certain drugs administered on him before he died.

    “He also went further to say that it may be attributed to reaction to certain drugs administered on him before he died. Again he then qualified that to say he does not know whether it is those drugs that actually led to his death,” he added.

    On March 20, the Director of Lagos State DNA and Forensic Centre, Richard Somiari, said that the toxicology result of Mohbad would be ready in the next three to four weeks.

    Somiari, while testifying during a coroner’s inquest into the death of the singer said, “We expected to get the first set of autopsy results in three to four weeks and re-confirm to authenticate the cause of the death.

    “We searched for multiple possibilities, to check if poison was involved in the death of Mohbad since no actual cause was mentioned,” he said.

    The forensic expert assured the public of adequate security and monitoring of samples for the autopsy.

    “We have a place where items are stored for safety and security of results. There is a procedure for monitoring samples moved abroad,” he said.

    Mohbad died at the age of 27, on September 12, 2023, with circumstances surrounding his death sparking controversies on social media.

    A former record label signee of Marlian Music owned by Naira Marley, Mohbad left the label in February 2022.

    The Lagos State Police Command had, on September 18, 2023, inaugurated a 13-man special investigation team to probe the singer’s death.

    His death also led to the arrest of Naira Marley and controversial Lagos socialite, Balogun Eletu, also known as Sam Larry, among others.

    The singer’s body was on September 21, 2023, exhumed for autopsy.

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