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Youths in Ekiti State on Tuesday evening stormed the state capital, Ado Ekiti, for a peaceful walk in honor of Ilerioluwa Promise Aloba, fondly known as Mobahd, who passed away last week Tuesday at the age of 27, with controversies surrounding his death.

The youths began their walk from Pathfinder Hotel in the Bawa axis of Ado Ekiti to Fajuyi Pavilion, the center of the state capital, singing with their lighted candles and dressed in black. A 1newsng reporter who covered the walk explained that the youth came out en masse to show their grievance over the sudden death of Mohbad.

One of the leading entertainers in Ekiti, MC Prof, who spoke on behalf of the conveners of the walk, explained that the walk was necessary as a means to create awareness and put the government on its toes to seek justice for the departed.

“The walk was a pointer for the government to rise up to its responsibilities and make sure Mohbad gets justice. He can’t just be left alone to die like that without his name staying strong in the annals of history. Though he has been offered as a sacrifice for this generation of youth, he still deserves to get justice.”

Speaking on earlier plans to stop the peaceful walk, MC. Prof. said, “We had earlier canceled the walk when the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) petitioned that cult groups wanted to hijack the peaceful walk. But as responsible Nigerians and smart youths that we are, we in turn wrote to the Nigerian Police Force to provide security for the walk. You can see that people came out in their numbers to show solidarity and pay their respect to Mohbad.”

One Peter Oluwafemi, who also spoke to 1newsng, maintained that the walk was just a call for justice for the departed, noting that Mohbad would be greatly missed.

According to him, “Nigeria happened to Mohbad. He was out there like every other Nigerian to cater for his family. But the level of wickedness in the country had cut his dream short. We hope the government unravels the pyramid of mysteries surrounding his death so that such won’t happen again in the music industry and other sectors.”

He added, “This is also a wake-up call that a lot is going on within the country. To thrive in any sector is hard. The system is corrupt, and it’s like youths are no longer the leaders of tomorrow. We want relevant stakeholders to step into this case and see that they get to the root of the matter.”

Controversies had surrounded the demise of Mohbad when he passed away on the 12th of September, with fingers pointing at the record label he belonged to before his demise, Marlians Music.

While Nigerians had accused the CEO of the record label, Naira Marley, of subjecting the deceased to harrowing experiences, others had fingered a close associate of Naira Marley, Sammy Larry, of being connected to the demise of the deceased.

However, the Lagos State Police Command inaugurated a committee on September 18 to commence an investigation into what led to the death of Mohbad.

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