Mother of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad has broken silence over the death of her son, saying he did not die a natural death.
While expressing deep grief in a viral video, the woman said Mohbad lived in fear ever since he met the owner of Marlian Records label, Azeez Fashola, widely known as Naira Marley.
Mohbad’s mother started by debunking speculations that her son’s death was due to natural causes.
She said, “I’m aware my son has been living in fear and having sleepless nights ever since he met Naira Marley.
“He didn’t die a natural death; he was killed. Whoever killed my son, that person’s home will become troubled. They will face war and curses. The glory of the child in their home will diminish because of those who killed him and their sons.”
“I am not dead; I am alive. My son didn’t find rest, and I couldn’t speak up whenever he was falsely accused because I wasn’t given the chance. I asked my son what happened, and he gave me money to go to the hospital.
“I called him from the hospital, and he told me, ‘Mummy, something is happening.’ I called him to come home and tell me what happened. I am his life and heaven. He said he came home because he heard something had happened.
“He said he was taken and given water, and then he didn’t know what happened to him anymore. Since then, I’ve been on the matter. Since then, I’ve been on it. He died in fear. The fear was too much. If he was supposed to go to some shows, he couldn’t go because of the fear that some people were coming.
“He was beaten every day, and I was receiving calls even from people I didn’t know. I didn’t rest until he was killed.”
The sudden and shocking demise of Mohbad continues to grip the nation, with fans, fellow artistes, and the entertainment industry struggling to come to terms with the loss.
Both Lagos State Police Command and the Nigeria Police Force have vowed to investigate Mohbad’s death as concerns over his demise mount.
Naira Marley has continuously denied the allegations levelled against him, maintaining he had nothing but goodwill for the deceased.
]He left Marlian Records on a controversial note in 2022, but still had issues with some of Naira Marley’s loyalists after his departure.
When the news of MohBad’s death broke, many social media users pointed accusing fingers at Naira Marley and his associates.
At the deceased’s burial, some persons even threatened to attack Naira Marley wherever they set their eyes on him.
But Naira Marley has denied having a hand in the death of his former signee.
In a statement issued on Friday night, Naira Marley said he was saddened by the departure of MohBad.
He also said MohBad deserved a befitting burial, adding that he would continue to reach out to his family.
Some social media users had expressed shock over the deserted area of Ikorodu, Lagos, where MohBad was laid to rest.
One of the late singer’s in-laws had blamed the artiste’s family for choosing such location, saying he deserved better.
In a statement posted on his Instagram handle on Friday night, Naira Marley stated that Marlian Music was saddened that Mohbad didn’t get a befitting burial.
“Mohbad is an incredible street pop star who contributed to the foundation of the Martian Music. Despite his departure last year we continually championed his talent.
“No family is perfect, families have disagreements but no harm whatsoever was wished on Mohbad. So many things left unsaid but the love was always there. This tragedy is not only a loss for us but to everyone you touched musically around the world.
“As we share our condolences to the late Mohbad, we would like to echo a call for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death. We’re unhappy and unsettled with everything we have witnessed since Tuesday the 12th Sept. We owe it to Mohbad to assist with uncovering any foul play or injustice,” he said.