Funmi Falana, wife of Femi Falana (SAN), on Friday expressed confidence that justice would be served in the death of a young musician, Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad.
Mrs. Falana is a Partner at the Falana Falana Chambers, which is a concerned party in the death of the musician.
She is also counsel to the family of Aloba.
She gave the assurance at the Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court, venue of a coroner’s inquest into the musician’s death.
The musician died on September 12 and was buried the following day.
He was aged 27.
His death has been generating controversies, prompting the Lagos State Government to direct a coroner’s inquest into the death.
A preliminary meeting on the inquest took place on Friday at the court’s premises.
Mrs. Falana told journalists that the meeting was to discuss the modalities for the inquest, including witnesses to bring before the court.
She said: “I am sure you all know that the essence of the coroner’s inquest is to inquire into the cause of the death.
“By God’s grace, we want to assure the public that justice will definitely be served.”
She said that by October 13, witnesses would be testifying before the court, urging members of the public to be calm.
She added: “We want to assure the public that justice will not be aborted.
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“We are here to get to the root cause of the death of the young man, to serve as a deterrent.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the controversy generated by the musician’s death also led the Lagos State Police Command to set up a 19-man special team to investigate the incident.
NAN also reports that the police have exhumed the body of the late singer for autopsy.