Joseph Aloba, the father of Mohbad, on Wednesday, testified before a coroner’s court that the late singer told him his wife was “sleeping with another Marlian Records signee”.


Born Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, Mohbad passed away on September 12 and was laid to rest the following day.

NAN reports that Joseph testified during a coroner’s inquest into the death of his son.

The inquest, which began on October 13, is taking place at the Ikorodu magistrates’ court in Lagos.


Joseph told Adedayo Shotobi, the magistrate, that he and his son lived together for 18 years.

He said he did not know the exact house in which his late son was living with Naira Marley.

Joseph testified that his son left his house at the age of consent and began to assist Marley while embarking on his own career in music.


Joseph said he saw the deceased three days before his death. He added that he saw the deceased’s casket only in a picture.

According to him, Mohbad assured him that he would be able to handle his dispute with Marley.

Joseph testified that the deceased’s landed property was in the custody of his mother-in-law. He added that the deceased often told him about his possessions held by his wife and her family.

He claimed that Mohbad’s wife put sleeping pills into his food sometimes.


According to Joseph, his daughter-in-law had been unfaithful to the deceased.

“I shared 18 years together with my son, and he had no record of any terminal disease. I only took him to a chemist when he was 16 for treatment of rashes,” he said.

“I don’t trust his wife. My son told me she always put sleeping pills in his noodles and went to another room to sleep with another signee in the same house.

“Mobhad made efforts to reconcile me with his mother.”


He also told the coroner that the deceased bought a car for him after reconciling with his mother.

At the beginning of proceedings, the coroner commiserated with Joseph on his son’s death, promising that justice would be served in the case.

A Yaba magistrate’s court on October 4, remanded Marley, Primeboy, and Sam Larry in police custody over the death of Mohbad.


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