The exhumation of late Afrobeats singer Mohbad’s body to perform an autopsy has led to the discovery of fresh blood at the gravesite, raising eyebrows and sparking outrage among fans and the general public. Dr. Chinonso Egemba, popularly known as Aproko Doctor, a medical expert, has stepped forward to shed light on the perplexing situation, providing a plausible explanation for the presence of fresh blood in the deceased artist’s remains.
The decision to exhume Mohbad’s body was made to uncover the truth behind the circumstances surrounding his untimely demise. Eyewitnesses present during the exhumation reported the presence of fresh blood, a sight that left many questioning the events leading up to the singer’s death.
Dr. Chinonso Egemba, known for his informative medical insights, offered his expertise on the matter, taking to social media to provide a scientific explanation. He wrote, “Your blood has a red color because of a compound called hemoglobin. That’s what carries oxygen through your body. When blood is exposed to air, the cells that carry this hemoglobin die, and the hemoglobin becomes exposed to air and starts to change color to a darker one.”
This transition to a darker color occurs because the hemoglobin transforms into another compound called methemoglobin when exposed to oxygen for an extended period.
Dr. Egemba clarified that, in normal circumstances, when people pass away, the blood in their system remains stagnant due to the cessation of circulation. However, it remains present in the body.
During the embalming process, blood is usually replaced with another fluid to preserve the body. Dr. Egemba raised a critical question: “Was he embalmed?” This is crucial because even during embalming, it is impossible to completely remove all the blood from the body. Some blood invariably remains.
To explain the unusual presence of fresh-looking blood, Dr. Egemba theorized, “In a closed compartment, there is very little air underground, so it’s possible that the hemoglobin is not exposed enough to change color to the darker one.”
Moreover, Dr. Egemba suggested that Mohbad’s injuries during the burial process might have contributed to this phenomenon. As recalled by many, the singer’s neck was placed in an unnatural position to fit inside the coffin. This could have led to the rupture of blood vessels, causing some blood that was still in the system to leak out.
In conclusion, Dr. Chinonso Egemba emphasized the limitations of speculation in such cases. Without direct access to the body and a thorough physical examination, it is challenging to provide a definitive explanation. He stated, “All we can do is speculate. We will not be more knowledgeable than people with the body physically and examining it.”
The discovery of fresh blood at Mohbad’s gravesite remains a puzzling aspect of this already tragic event. As authorities continue their investigation into the singer’s untimely demise, Dr. Egemba’s medical insights offer a plausible explanation for this unusual occurrence, shedding some light on the mystery surrounding his passing.