Joseph Aloba, father to the late Nigerian singer, Mohbad, has stated that his son’s body should not be buried without his permission until justice is served for the late singer.
In a viral TikTok video posted on Sunday,19th November 2023, the late singer’s father pleaded with Nigerians to halt their protests for the late singer’s burial.
“I’ve been hearing that some people want to go and carry Mohbad’s body. Please, when this boy was alive, he was still my son, and when he died, he still retained my name. Nobody should go there and take his body, please. If they want to do anything there, I’ll be the one to authorize them. Nobody should go and carry MohBad’s body from there. I beg all Nigerians, nobody should go there; we need justice for Mohbad. Let this justice take place, and the DNA test is necessary. That’s it.”
His video follows artist Bella Shmurda’s tweet on November 18, 2023, in which he emphasizes that the autopsy results have not been revealed since the singer died in September.
Dissatisfied with the slow pace of things, the singer requested that Mohbad’s body be released for a proper funeral, which the late singer’s father has now kicked against
Tonto Dike, a Nollywood actress, has also asked for prompt investigations so that his family may give Mohbad a proper burial.
Ilerioluwa Aloba, also known as Mohbad, passed away on September 12, 2023, under mysterious circumstances.
Following fan and social media outrage, his body was excavated for an autopsy shortly after, and the results have still to be disclosed two months later.