Former presidential aide Reno Omokri has pointed out that many Nigerians do not genuinely seek justice for the late singer Mohbad.
In a tweet, he said that the call for justice is not about a fair inquiry but rather a demand for mob justice against specific people they hold grudges against.
Omokri believes that to these individuals, justice for Mohbad must entail implicating particular persons, regardless of the facts.
He expressed concern for the Nigerian Police Force, stating the challenges they face when conducting investigations amid public expectations.
He said that some may accuse the police of bribery or compromise if the investigation clears certain individuals.
Omokri suggests that some people do not seek an investigation but rather an inquisition.
“Many Nigerians actually do not want #JusticeForMohBad. What they want is mob Justice against identified people they don’t like. To them, Justice For MohBad means that it just must be a certain person or persons.
“I am really feeling sorry for the @PoliceNG. If their report clears certain persons, some people will insist they have been bribed or otherwise compromised. They don’t want an investigation. They want an inquisition,” he tweeted.
Many Nigerians actually do not want #JusticeForMohBad. What they want is mob Justice against identified people they don't like. To them, Justice For MohBad means that it just must be a certain person or persons. I am really feeling sorry for the @PoliceNG. If their report clears…
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) September 28, 2023
In a recent online interview, Naira Marley, Mohbad’s former boss, who faced accusations related to the singer’s death, said he didn’t have a hand in Mohbad’s death.
News About Nigeria reports that the Marlian Records boss offered to return to Nigeria to assist in the investigation if his safety could be guaranteed by the police.
However, Omokri was criticised following the interview, with accusations that he aimed to launder Naira Marley’s public image.