Veteran producer and artist, Olamide Ogunode, popularly known as ID Cabasa, has shared his thoughts on the death of Nigerian artist and singer Ilerioluwa Oladimeji, popularly known as Mohbad.
Punch Metro reported that Mohbad died on Tuesday at the age of 27. The cause of his death has continued to fuel various speculations on social media, especially in light of various viral videos showing the late singer being molested.
Prior to his unfortunate passing, the late Mohbad had been part of the Marlian Records family, under the leadership of Naira Marley. However, in 2022, it was widely reported that the talented artist had departed from the record label.
Although not much was initially disclosed about Mohbad beyond his departure from Marlian Records, his colleagues and devoted fans have since shared valuable insights into his life and career following his tragic demise.
In his reaction, ID Cabasa stated that the police’s investigations should look beyond the eventual death of the singer.
“I am scared that we are getting so emotional that we are overlooking the real issues before MohBad’s death,” ID Cabasa said during a live video session on Instagram on Monday. “The justice system anywhere in the world does not answer emotions.”
ID Casaba, who had met “humble and “gentle” Mohbad through the deceased’s close friend Abiola ‘Bella Shmurda’ Akinbiyi, said people seeking justice should look beyond the events of the day he died but rather focus on the events leading up to the artiste’s demise to get justice.
While calling on the Nigerian police to carry out a thorough investigation, he said, “Look at all the harassment videos, look at everything, look at the lies against him. I don’t want to mention names but I have a strong feeling that whatever is going on is deeper than what we are seeing,” ID Cabasa. “I urged the police to look beyond the day of death so that the real culprits can be brought to justice.”
The artiste added, “The justice I seek is not for the boy dying. It is more about the things that happened that killed the boy (Mohbad) before he eventually died,” referring to videos online showing MohBad being bullied and maltreated by Naira Marley, Sammy Larry and others.