Darosha Losobeh, a cousin of Mohbad, denies breaking the singer’s neck during his initial burial.
Allegations surfaced on social media that Losobeh broke the late singer’s neck during the process.
The claims followed a viral video showing Mohbad’s neck appearing to be bent at an unnatural angle in his coffin.
The video in question captured a moment from the funeral proceedings where Mohbad’s body was laid to rest.
The unusual position of his neck in the coffin sparked outrage on social media, with many criticising the family.
In response, Losobeh took to his Instagram Story on Saturday to clarify the situation.
He explained that he took responsibility for arranging the coffin and ambulance transportation for Mohbad’s body.
He claimed to have been unaware that the coffin was too small to accommodate Mohbad’s full stature.
Losobeh also recounted the events leading up to the burial.
He said the family was informed about the lack of space at a mortuary in Ikorodu.
He said they decided to hire an ambulance and coffin to temporarily store Mohbad’s body until morning when they could transport it to the designated burial site.
Losobeh said the family, except Mohbad’s mum, saw the body in the ambulance before it left for the burial ground.
He said no one raised any concerns about the position of Mohbad’s neck until the matter surfaced online.
“I did not go close to the ambulance because I was in shock. I did not know of his neck until I saw it online, and that saddened me,” the cousin added.
On September 21, Mohbad’s body was exhumed by the police for autopsy
The results of the autopsy are yet to be released to the public.
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