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Mohbad’s Mother Petitions Police Over Alleged Life Threats From Ex-husband

Abosede Olumiyi, the mother of late Afrobeats star, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, also known as Mohbad, has petitioned the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 2, Lagos State Police Command, over threat to life by her ex-husband, Joseph Aloba.

According to the petition filed by her lawyer, Kabir Akingbolu from Salawu, Akingbolu & Co. law firm, Abosede accused her ex-husband of threatening her life because she refused to participate in fabricating lies against Mohbad’s wife, Omowunmi, about the late singer’s death.

Abosede stated in the petition that she had to relocate to another house in a different area due to unbearable threats and intimidation from her ex-husband, but Joseph Aloba continued to threaten her.

Mohbad’s mother claimed that Aloba shared her new address on social media and boasted that he would eventually find her and take action against her, no matter where she went.

The petition partly read: “This act has made our client to be living in fear with an unsettled mind.

“Our Client is not dragging anything with Mr Joseph Aloba than how the body of her deceased son will be laid to rest peacefully to enable her to get over the trauma of losing such a promising child to the cold hands of death, untimely.

“Sequel to the foregoing, we humbly request that the authority should step in to save our client from this imminent danger from the sinister man so as to prevent our client from being sent to an early grave.

“We, therefore, hope that you will employ the power of your good office to get justice for our client by stepping in to save her life.”

She called upon Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and President Bola Tinubu to urgently intervene and save her, her daughter-in-law, and her grandson from harm.

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Mohbad Promised Me N5m The Day He Died — Mother Reveals


The deceased singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka MohBad’s mother, has revealed that he actually promised to give her N5m for her business on the day he died.

In an interview with TVC News, she said, “I usually didn’t tell people I was Mohbad’s mother, because he was scared I might get kidnapped. I have spent just five months in the new house he rented for me, and he visited me three times before his demise. He took me out of where I was living before to Ikorodu (in Lagos). He said he wanted to be visiting me from time to time.

“He recently rented a space consisting of three shops for me, but I am yet to move there. He gave me money that I used to buy two big freezers and a big generator. The day he died, he promised to send me N5m, so I could buy goods for the shop.”

She added that her late son lived in fear and he did not enjoy himself before he passed away.

She said, “Now, I am scared and I cannot go back to Ikorodu. I called someone to rent out the new shop to someone else, and give me the money. My son did not enjoy himself. He lived in fear.

“Whenever I visited him, he would be shaking his head. I even thought all those problems and attacks had stopped, but when they beat him again recently after he dropped his Extended Play album, I was shocked that those people hadn’t left him. He usually went to the police station to report, because I witnessed it twice.”

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I’m Sure Mohbad Was Killed; He Had No Rest From Moment Naira Marley Came Into His Life – Late Singer’s Mother Laments

The mother of the late up-and-coming musician, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, who was widely recognized as Mohbad, has broken her silence for the first time following the singer’s passing on Tuesday.

The bereaved mother who spoke in Yoruba language in a video making the rounds on the internet on Sunday, said she was sure that her son’s death did not come from God and that someone killed him.

She said Mohbad had no rest from the moment singer and rapper, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, came into his life.

Naira Marley is the owner of Marlian Music, the record label that formerly signed the late Mohbad.

She also dismissed claims that Mohbad was not mentally ill.

Also according to her, she never knew Naira Marley until Mohbad met him. She said the late Mohbad did not have a headache and liver problem before his death, stressing that nothing was wrong with him when he went for his last show in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

The bereaved mother who cried for justice for her son said, “I’m the mother of Mohbad, Promise Oladimeji Emmanuel Ayobami. I’m not dead, I am alive but who prayed to be hurt by the death of a child and be forced to speak out? All the things happening, I don’t know about them but I know that my son’s death did not come from God. Someone killed him.

“Whoever killed my child; their house will be hot; there will be war there; they will grieve. The glory of that family will drown. This is for whoever killed him and their children because they caused me pain.

“I’m alive but it is not ideal for me to be talking; what do I say about my child? But I know that from the time Naira (Marley) came into my son’s life, my son had no rest. His mind was not at rest.

“All the times they lied against him; I could not talk because I was not given permission to talk. I asked my son what happened. I still called that morning; he gave me money to go to the hospital. I called him from that hospital. He said Mummy, something is happening.

“When they came for him, he was not there. He was in the studio, singing. But when he knew something was happening, he came to me. I asked him: what is happening? I was his life and his heaven. He said he came because he heard something happened and that they took them.

“He said he was given water and didn’t know what happened afterwards. That was when the problem started. He is dead; he sees me but I can’t see him. We started going from place to place- my son and I. He could not sleep. Till Promise died, he was afraid. Sometimes, when he was supposed to attend shows, he would not go. They would say Naira and his crew were coming.

“They were beating him every day. People would call me, even people I didn’t know. Till he died, I also didn’t rest. I was afraid and frightened. Before he died, I spent 10 days in his house. I left on a Saturday and heard on Monday that he was dead. I still spoke to his wife that Monday; it was about one hour later that I received a call that he was dead.

“All the things they are saying are lies. They said he was mentally ill. Don’t you understand what they call mental illness? Promise was mad but he was married and had children. People are not afraid of God and the dead. My son was not mentally ill. Those who claim he was mentally ill, please ask them for the name of the hospital that confirmed it. Where is the result of the test?

“I’m not dead but I don’t know what to do. He left his wife and children behind. He is survived by others including his brother and me. From the time Naira Marley came into his life, I knew Promise was in trouble.

“He is dead but he didn’t enjoy his life. I won’t lie to you. Where Promise went to, I will also go there one day. All of us will still go there. Let us be careful. All those saying all kinds of things, fear God and fear the dead. If Promise could appear to us, he should do so, so that he would explain all that happened.

“My son was not mentally ill. I never knew Naira (Marley) until Promise met him. Please save me; they have hurt me through my son’s death. See what happened to my son who had so much glory. He didn’t have a headache and had no liver problem.

“There was nothing wrong with him when he went for his last show. He went to the show in Ikorodu. I don’t have any power; who will fight for me?”