I started relating well with Mohbad in 2019, mother reveals
Mrs Abosede Aloba, the mother of deceased singer Ilerioluwa Aloba (a.k.a Mohbad), on Wednesday told a coroner’s court that her relationship with the late singer was not cordial for a long time.
Abosede said that the soured relationship was because Mohbad’s father, Joseph, took him away and instructed him not to contact her.
She, however, told the Coroner, Magistrate Adedayo Shotobi that she began to relate better with him in 2019.
She testified during a coroner’s inquest into the death of his son.
The musician died on Sept. 12 and was buried the following day. (We may exhume Mohbad’s body – Nigeria’s Police initiates investigation into the popular artiste’s death).
His death has been generating controversies, prompting the Lagos State Government to direct a coroner’s inquest into the death.
The inquest, which began on Oct. 13, is taking place at the Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.
Abosede said that she and Joseph went to the residence of singer Azeez Fashola (a.k.a Naira Marley) to ask him why he had been having a dispute with Mohbad.
“I asked Mohbad to call Pasuma to report Naira Marley because of the consistent beating, and Pasuma said he would intervene.
“Mohbad kept on cautioning me not to talk.
“I only got to know about the injury four days after, and the only person he had issues with is Naira Marley.
“The only complaint from the wife about him was infidelity,” she said.
Also testifying, Mr Sultan Ayobami, Mohbad’s disk jockey, said that he had known the deceased since 2018 and started working with him in 2022.
According to him, Mohbad was bullied twice.
He testified that the first time was in June at a club on Lagos Island, while the second took place at Elegushi, Lagos Island, during a film shooting “when Sam Larry drove in with his boys and started to beat Mohbad before he was rescued by Zlatan who took him to his car”.
He said that the matter was reported to the police.
Ayobami said that Mohbad’s brother, Aduragbemi Aloba, was present when Larry threatened to kill Mohbad.
“When I got back from the chemist where I went to get drugs, I met Mobhad on the floor lifeless, and we rushed him to a hospital where he was confirmed dead,” he said.