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Mohbad’s father buried him before he died


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Abosede, the mother of the late musician Ilerioluwa Aloba, also known as Mohbad, has claimed that his father, Joseph Aloba, buried him before his death.

Abosede stated this in an exclusive interview with Saturday PUNCH titled, “Uncensored: Mohbad’s mother opens up on her late son, ex-husband, Naira Marley.”

According to her, she was not aware of the day Mohbad died despite being in his (Joseph) house for 10 days shortly before the late singer’s demise.

“I did not know when my child (Mohbad) died. His father did not tell me. I was in his house for 10 days, shortly before he died. I ran back there when I heard that he had died. I was the one who called his father and siblings to inform them. I brought them all together.

“I called their father to come and see me with all the children, despite all he had done to me. I did not have the strength to fight with him because I found happiness in my children, and because they are grown up, I brought them all together. But their father separated us.

“I believe that my son was not dead as of the time he was buried. I told them not to bury him, but they refused. If they had not buried him at the time he did, I believe he would have lived. Joseph is my problem. I believe that he buried my son before he died,” she added.

However, Aloba cited Yoruba tradition as the cause for the rapid burial, noting that it is customary not to postpone a deceased person’s burial when both parents are still alive.

He said that if Mohbad had died at an older age, the possibility of storing his body in a mortuary until a later period may have been considered.

The late singer’s father also said that Mohbad owned the land where his son was laid to rest and had given it to him to build a church.

He stated that the decision to bury him swiftly was by Yoruba customs.

“In Yoruba land, his corpse is not the kind to be kept when both of his parents are still alive,” he said.

“That land where Mohbad was buried is his only land; that is the only land I know him to have owned.

“Truly, he gave me the land to build my church because we had both agreed to build the church there and since that’s the only land I knew him to have,” he added.

Mohbad passed away on September 12, 2023, at the age of 27, in Lagos State.

Following an inquiry by the Lagos State Police Command to determine the cause of his death, Mohbad’s remains were exhumed for examination.