Banky W urges the police to conduct a comprehensive investigation into Mohbad's death
Nigerian legendary artist Bankole Wellington has commented on the tragic passing of the late hip-hop star, alias Imole, from Nigeria.
He expressed his sadness over the singer's mysterious passing in an interview with BBC Pidgin published on September 25, 2023, for the sake of everyone involved. Banky emphasised the necessity of a thorough probe.
He said, "The story of Mohbad's death is a heartbreaking and sad one, it was terrible what happened to him. There have been two things on my mind, number one his death, and honestly they need to conduct a proper investigation for the sake of his wife, his son, fans, and associates. I heard that the governor has brought the DSS into the investigation but they should be thorough with their investigation because the world is watching".
The singer/actor/politician emphasized the importance of thorough investigations to prevent panicked individuals from speculating on social media. Then he encouraged the police to investigate both the circumstances of his death and his mistreatment while still alive in great detail.
In his words, "They need to uncover the circumstances surrounding his death and find out what happened. We are all watching closely so it won't be as though we are all jumping to conclusions, so the investigation is key to finding out the truth about what killed him. It has been a long time since I left the music industry but seeing the way this story has unfolded the past week has been very heartbreaking. Number two the living hell he went through while he was alive because there is no reason under the sun that he had to go through that bullying and intimidation without a hiding place."
Banky further said that policies should be established to safeguard individuals so that bullies are aware that their actions will have repercussions.
Soon after his death, there was a widespread clamour for an investigation into it, and the police promptly responded and got to work. On September 21, 2023, his body was exhumed for an autopsy, and now everyone is waiting for the results.