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Mohbad’s mother: Police released my son’s body to his father, but he’s refusing to bury him

Mother of late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, has revealed that the artiste’s father refused to bury him after police handed the corpse over to him.

Speaking in a viral video on Tuesday, Mohbad’s mother revealed that after the police performed an autopsy on the deceased, the body was released for burial, but the singer’s father refused to bury him.

She sought support from Nigerians to appeal to the late singer’s father to collect the remains of the singer from Lagos State Police Command.

“Nigerians, please come to my aid. I pray you all won’t lose your children. They released Mohbad’s body immediately after the autopsy but his dad is the one holding on to him and not allowing us to re-bury him.

“I begged him Severally but he refused then I thought of what to do, I went to the commissioner of police last week to complain , the commissioner even insulted me that are we happy that our son is dead, why have we not buried him, why are we allowing his corpse to be lying there useless and making the dead suffer, but I just let go of what Mohbad dad is doing and saying because I do not want drama and God is my vindicator.

“I am calling on all true mothers and Nigerians at large to please come to my aid so we can bury my son, my son is restless, he is running about, even me I do not have rest of mind, this is the help I want from you all, it’s not as if I cannot reply Mohbad dad in all he has been saying, but I hand over everything to God, he will judge us both, I have a lot to say but I won’t say anything, why will my child d1e and I will be granting interviews and allowing people make money off my d3ad son, a son that loves us, that takes care of us, that fears us, A child that I carried from Gods back.

“I am begging Nigerians not to ignore my son’s corpse, he is not a d3ad goat nor a d3ad dog, he is a Human being,please all the youths and mohbad friends should also support me and let’s bury him, do not let anyone start using his d3ath to cash out, see how my son is being treated , he was beaten to d3ath now see how they are treating his body.

“Baba Tinubu Please come to my aid and help me bury my son so he can have peace and rest. I want you all to help me bury my son. I am not begging for money; I just want my son to rest. I leave the rest to God; he rewards everyone accordingly, and God will avenge his death.

“They are using my son’s death to make money online, so they pray to experience such misfortune too? I told everyone trying to interview me that I was not interested because there was nothing to be happy about my son’s death; they took him from me, and he needs to find rest now and be reburied. Mohbad mother cries out, ” she said in gee native dialect.

Daily Trust had reported how Joseph Aloba, the father of the late singer, said nobody should collect his son’s body for burial without his authorisation.

He reaffirmed the need to take samples from his late son’s body for a DNA test, so as to confirm the paternity of his only son, Liam Light.

This was after singer Bella Shmurda and actress, Tonto Dikeh, called on the Police to release Mohbad’s body for a “befitting burial”, saying his autopsy result was taking time.

MohBad died on September 12, 2023, and was buried in the Ikorodu area of Lagos, the next day.

Following the outcry which trailed his death, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, ordered a forensic Investigation to unravel the cause of the death.

Based on the IGP’s directive, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, placed a ten-man team, including a pathologist to exhume his corpse and investigate Mohbad’s death.

However, before his corpse was exhumed, there were issues on paternity test of Mohbad’s son.

This was triggered by the controversial comment of a social media commentator known as the VeryDarkMan.

Amid the raging storm, Omawunmi, widow of the late singer, broke her silence on the controversial death of her husband.

In a chat which was posted by ace Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo, the widow stated that she would rather not talk till the inquest performed on her late husband was complete.

The post read, “Hello ma. I’ve decided not to speak on anything until the 7th of November which is the coroner’s inquest because I do not want any side distraction, all I want is justice for my husband which I believe the Nigerian government are working on, after everything I’ll either grant an interview or tell my own story before the whole world, and also DNA is definitely a must!!!”