Mohbad’s father, Mr. Joseph Aloba, spoke candidly about his son’s passing to the BBC.
In a recent interview amid the uproar surrounding the passing of the 27-year-old Nigerian singer, Mr. Joseph Aloba expressed regret for burying his son in a hurried manner. Mohbad passed away on September 12, 2023, and was buried the following day.
Although the singer was not a Muslim, his father explained why he was buried so quickly: there wasn’t enough room at the morgue to keep his body in good condition.
“My son d!ed at about 3pm, nobody called me. By the time I got to his house, it was 10pm and I saw a lot of crowd. We were denied a police report at the station, We tried to take him to the mortuary but there was no space, I couldn’t be watching him in the house,” Mohbad’s father said.
He apologized to the singer’s furious fans and said, “Peace.” “I had to bury him. Nigerians should forgive me if I offended them. Nobody loves him like me. I have never seen Samlarry before in my life. The first day I went to Naira Marley’s house, Mohbad was eating and Naira picked a spoon and was eating with him.
He added in the Yoruba-language interview that, “This really touched me that he loved him so much but my son told me Naira was evil. When I went to Naira’s room to beg him to forgive my son whatever he might have done, I didn’t know he was recording me”.
He added that “the first time Samlarry ever beat him, he told me not to say anything, he reported at the police station but nothing was done. Since then he had always been living with fear. He was beaten again during his video shoot with Zlatan. I need justice for him”.
“As a Pastor, I can’t fight this traditionally because of my religion. If they want to do the DNA test, let them do it” Mohbad’s father concluded.