The Lagos State Police Command, according to LIB, disclosed that they have informed Mr Joseph Aloba, the father of late Afrobeats star, Ilerioluwa Aloba aka Mohbad, that he can come and claim his son’s corpse.
According to the report, he is still yet to apply for the corpse to be returned to the family because he wants to perform a DNA test.
Recall that the mother of the singer released a video on Tuesday, November 21, saying that the body of the singer has been released to the father but he has refused for it to be reburied.
Findings by LIB showed that the police, having concluded the autopsy on the singer, informed the father that he can come forward to collect his body but the man is yet to apply for it.
A police source who spoke on condition of anonymity, said;
‘’The body is in the morgue. It has not been released. It wouldn’t be released to you and you wouldn’t come and pick it. The hospital wouldn’t allow it. Only the father can apply for the release of the corpse, only the father and the police has said any day he applies, he would get it immediately. We have told them, anytime they want it, just write an application but the father has refused to do that.
Technically, it is the father that is holding back. The father has said he is not taking it yet until they do DNA and that is their personal family problem. If the man writes today, of course it will be released and he must carry the corpse. You can’t write and keep it there. For who?”
Recall that the singer who passed away on September 12, was buried the next day, September 13. Following the controversy surrounding his demise, an autopsy was demanded for by Nigerians and his body was exhumed on September 21. It has not been reburied since then and the autopsy result is yet to be made public.
Mr Aloba has repeatedly insisted that a DNA must be done to ascertain the true paternity of Liam, the seven month old son of late Mohbad and his wife, Wunmi.