Mohbad’s mother accuses late singer’s father of burying him alive

Joseph, the father of late Afrobeat singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, has been accused of burying the late singer alive.

The allegation was brought forward by Mohbad’s mother, Abosede, who said Joseph failed to inform him of their son’s death, despite being in his (Joseph) house for 10 days around that time.

“I actually 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 actually 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 actually my problem. I believe that he buried my son before he died,” she added.

Earlier, Joseph had clarified that he could not keep the remains of the late singer in a mortuary because it negates Yoruba culture and tradition.

“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.

Recall that the Lagos State Government later exhumed Mohbad’s body for autopsy.