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Police Question Mohbad’s Father Over Oba Elegushi’s Complaint

Police Question Mohbad's Father Over Oba Elegushi's Complaint

Joseph Aloba, father of the late singer Mohbad, underwent questioning by the police at the Force Criminal Investigation Department in Lagos State. This followed a petition filed by Oba Saheed Elegushi, accusing Aloba of cyberbullying, cyberstalking, and criminal defamation.

A statement from Aloba’s legal team clarified that the allegations stemmed from an interview he gave recently. The petition claimed that Aloba defamed Oba Elegushi during this interview, alleging that the monarch was involved in his son’s bullying and death.

Aloba, accompanied by his legal representatives, affirmed that his intention was not to defame Oba Elegushi but to seek justice for his late son. He admitted to lacking evidence to support the allegations against the monarch, aside from his son’s petition and phone conversations.

During the meeting, Oba Elegushi requested a retraction of the statements made. However, it’s important to note that Aloba was neither arrested nor detained during this process.

“In fairness to Oba Elegushi, he only demanded the retraction of the defaming statements made by Mr Aloba on social media.

“Mr. Aloba was never arrested or detained. He was granted bail without stress. It is important to note that Mr. Aloba is still grieving the death of his son. He just lost a single star in the family firmament.

“Any grieving parent may on the spur of the moment make statements that may tend to be unreasonable. We only need to understand the geographical circumstances giving rise to his utterances.”

Mohbad died at the age of 27, on September 12, 2023, with circumstances surrounding his death sparking controversies on social media.

Being a former record label signee of Marlian Music owned by Naira Marley, Mohbad left the label in February 2022. The Lagos State Police Command had on September 18, 2023, inaugurated a 13-man special investigation team to probe the singer’s death.

His death also led to the arrest of Naira Marley and controversial Lagos socialite, Balogun Eletu, also known as Sam Larry, amongst others.

The singer’s body was on September 21, 2023, exhumed for autopsy to unravel the cause of his death.

PUNCH Metro exclusively reported that the US-based lab refuted the claim by the Lagos State Government that the toxicology test was conducted at its facility.

The revelation was in response to inquiries made by our correspondent, who embarked on a fact-finding mission to ascertain the musician’s cause of death.

The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, while responding to inquiries via a live telephone call with Ahmad Isah, the anchor of an Abuja-based online programme, Brekete Family, sometime in February 2024, had said the toxicology test was being conducted at the NMS Labs in Pennsylvania, USA.

However, a pathologist, while testifying before the Coroner’s Court on May 15, revealed that an autopsy couldn’t determine Mohbad’s cause of death due to the decomposition of his body

The Client Services Associate, Forensics Division, NMS Labs, Esther Dede, stated, “Unfortunately, we do not have a case for that patient.”

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