Senator Ned Nwoko has said he would introduce a bill for mandatory autopsy before burial while he expressed his thoughts over the heated controversy surrounding the death of singer, Mohbad.
He described the artiste’s demise as unfortunate and untimely, urging the authorities not to leave any stone unturned in unraveling the circumstance and the cause of Mohbad’s death.
He also noted that an autopsy ought to have been carried out before burial, promising to introduce a bill that would ensure autopsy is made mandatory before a dead person committed to mother earth.
The senator representing Delta North also indicated this said bill would be nationwide, conducted within a specific time before burial and more importantly paid for by the government (Local governments and states).
He wrote: “The unfortunate and untimely death of Mohbad has raised many issues that should be addressed promptly.
“The circumstances of his death and the cause of death should not be left to speculations. The police and the DSS should wade in immediately but more importantly the state government should order for an autopsy report without further formalities.
“This should have been done and reported to the station for clearance before he was buried.
“As a matter of fact I hope to introduce a bill that will make it mandatory nationwide for an autopsy to be done within a specific time before anyone is buried and the cost of such reports must be paid by the governments (Local governments and states).
“The cause of death of anyone should not be left to the wild imaginations of people. The innocent should be protected and the guilty punished. Situations like this give rise to new laws for the good governance of the country.”