Prominent medical professional, Dr. Chinonso Egemba, widely recognized as Aproko doctor, has offered a potential explanation for the presence of fresh blood observed at the gravesite of the late Afrobeats singer, Mohbad, following the exhumation of his body by authorities for a thorough autopsy.
Reports from eyewitnesses at the gravesite indicated the presence of fresh blood, sparking considerable online discussion and speculation.
Leveraging his medical expertise, Dr. Chinonso Egemba provided a comprehensive explanation for this phenomenon, stating, "Your blood has a red color because of a compound called hemoglobin, which carries oxygen through your body. When blood is exposed to air, the cells carrying hemoglobin die, and the hemoglobin begins to change color to a darker hue."
He went on to note that during embalming, blood is typically replaced with another fluid, but it's challenging to completely remove all the blood from the body. In this case, the blood may not have been exposed sufficiently to air to change its color to a darker shade due to the limited air supply in an underground compartment, he suggested.
Dr. Chinonso Egemba also raised the possibility of injuries to the body during the burial process, especially considering the unnatural positioning of Mohbad's neck to fit in the coffin. Such injuries could have caused some blood to leak out, further contributing to the presence of red blood.
However, he acknowledged the limitations of this analysis, emphasizing that without direct access to the body and a physical examination, speculation is the only option. His detailed explanation was shared on social media, sparking discussions and shedding light on the complex situation.
See his post below:
Your blood has a red colour because of a compound called haemoglobin. That's what carries oxygen through your body
When blood is exposed to air, the cells that carry these haemoglobin die, and the haemoglobin becomes exposed to air abs starts to change colour to a darker one.… https://t.co/RKk5V2E81D
— Dr. Chinonso Egemba (@aproko_doctor) September 21, 2023