US Laboratory Denies Conducting Poison Test on Mohbad

2 Min Read

The National Medical Services Laboratories management in Pennsylvania, United States, has refuted the assertion made by the Lagos State Government regarding a toxicology test conducted on singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.

This rebuttal from NMS Labs comes in response to inquiries made by our correspondent, who conducted a fact-finding mission to determine the cause of the musician’s death.

Before the fact-finding mission, concerned members of the public reportedly protested against a pathologist’s claim at the Coroner’s Court on Wednesday, May 15. The pathologist had stated that an autopsy could not determine Mohbad’s cause of death due to the decomposition of his corpse.

PUNCH Metro previously reported that the state government’s counsel informed the Coroner’s Court that a toxicology test, crucial for determining the cause of Mohbad’s death, was conducted in the United States.

Supporting this claim, the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, confirmed during a live telephone call with Ahmad Isah, the host of an Abuja-based online program, Brekete Family, in February 2024, that the toxicology test was conducted at the NMS Labs in Pennsylvania, USA.

However, during our correspondent’s fact-finding mission, it was independently verified that NMS Labs is located at 3701 Welsh Road, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, with two additional crime labs on Stratford Avenue, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, and Grand Prairie, Texas.

Our correspondent also sent an inquiry to the single email address provided on the NMS Labs’ website to confirm if a toxicology test on Mohbad was conducted at their facility.

The response from NMS Labs refuted any involvement in conducting the toxicology test on Mohbad, contradicting the earlier claims made by the Lagos State Government and the pathologist.

This development raises questions about the accuracy of previous statements regarding the investigation into Mohbad’s death and underscores the importance of independently verifying information before reaching conclusions.


Share this Article