Olamide Onifade, the Nigerian lawyer, has argued that Mohbad, the late singer, would have conducted a DNA test on his son Liam if he doubted his paternity.


Mohbad died on September 12, 2023, and was buried the following day.

On September 21, Mohbad’s body was exhumed by the police. An autopsy was carried out that same day after which the police announced that they were awaiting the results.

His demise has continued to elicit discussions on social media, including speculation about the paternity of Liam.


Joseph Aloba, Mohbad’s father, earlier vowed that Mohbad would not be reburied until a DNA test was conducted on Liam.

He also called on the police to probe Omowunmi, Mohbad’s wife, to unravel the cause of the singer’s death.

Wunmi agreed to the DNA test but requested it be conducted at three hospitals.


She also alleged that Aloba connived with some people to bully her and Liam on social media.

A magistrate court in Ikorodu, Lagos recently ordered that Wunmi be notified of a pending DNA test application by substituted means.

Last month, Omowunmi, alleged that her father-in-law wants Mohbad’s properties and sees his grandson as a “threat and competitor”.

She also claimed Aloba is working with the people who bullied her husband till his death.


Sharing her opinion on the matter in a recent interview on TVC’s Your View, Onifade said when Mohbad was alive, he “acknowledged that child (Liam) as his own”.

She argued that no third party, including Aloba, should now dispute Liam’s paternity.

“Under the law, all his personal accessories belong to the wife. Mohbad did not do statutory marriage, they did native law and custom. So na the son get am,” she said in a mixture of Pidgin and English.

“Under the law, when a woman and the man get married, any person wey dem get, there is something they call a presumption of legitimacy — meaning that the child belongs to the father. That is how it is under the law, except you can now prove otherwise if the father claims the son is not his. Then you can now do DNA as conclusive proof. That will then displace the presumption of legitimacy.


“But in this case, Mohbad, during his lifetime, acknowledged that child as his own. Once the father acknowledges his child, no third party can come out and say the child is not legitimate. A third party like the father na busy body. The son has said the child is mine.

“If you go to court to file for a DNA test, you have to submit a genuine reason for conducting a DNA test on your grandchild.”

It remains unclear if Mohbad had any paternity issues with Omowunmi when he was alive.


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