In a testimony presented before the Coroner Inquest convened at Ikorodu on Tuesday, Omowunmi Aloba, the widow of the late 27-year-old singer, IleriOluwa Aloba, known as Mohbad, revealed that Mohbad had passed away long before his official declaration of death. She attributed his demise to a history of bullying, psychological trauma, and an earlier encounter with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Mohbad’s widow attested that he had breathed his last in his room on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, during the afternoon. She recounted that prior to his passing, he had taken a shower but was feeling unwell. As a result, he had requested the air conditioner in his room to be turned on, but when it failed to function, they hurriedly moved him to their son’s room.
During these events, Omowunmi indicated that she had been in the kitchen. Upon rejoining them, she observed a nurse administering an injection to Mohbad, and she overheard him instructing the nurse to remove the syringe.
Subsequently, they found it necessary to rush him to the hospital at that point. Omowunmi explained that he was seated in the back seat of the car during the journey to the hospital, and the driver remarked that his hands had already turned cold.
“Immediately I called a bike (motorcycle), OG, his friend, and Mohbad entered the bike, then I took another bike and went straight to the hospital.
“It was the doctor, nurses, the Disc Jokey, and Mohbad ‘s brother that were inside the room while I was outside, when they told me that he was dead, I said it was not possible because I still spoke to him 20 minutes ago and he said after his injection, he would take his son for five months photo shoot,” he said.
She also explained that before his death they went for a show on Monday, September 11, 2023, and they were about 10 people.
The widow of the singer added that she and their baby were inside the car waiting for Mohbad while he was performing and after his performance, Mohbad complained that he was tired and needed to go home, but that he was asked to wait for other artists to finish with their own performance and they waited for an hour.
Speaking on the fight that broke out in the car, she stated that Mohbad had an argument with his younger brother inside the car when Mohbad’s friend, Owodunni Ibrahim, also known as Prime Boy, said his younger brother couldn’t be the one who would disrespect him.
“Prime Boy said he knew what he would have done, but Mohbad told Prime Boy that it was because they were outside and that if they were at home, he would have fought his brother.
“Prime Boy and Mohbad started fighting and I went to get his workers to come and separate them and by the time I came back, I met that people had separated them already.
“I was beaten and pushed inside the gutter because I confronted and questioned the NDLEA why they harassed my husband. He was given substance by the NDLEA ever since then he has not been himself.”
She also told the coroner that after the NDLEA attack, he got paranoid he lost his memory up to the extent of forgetting his phone password.
The witness told Magistrate Sotobi Adedayo that people started saying that he was mad and became depressed.
According to her, after Mohbad’s death, she was not aware of where he was buried or even the mortuary and didn’t know anything after.
She further stated that they planned to kidnap Mohbad’s son.
Omowunmi said that she has been getting threats and has always been going out with a face mask because of the threat.
“Mohbad wanted to fly his son to Canada, that was why he got a visa because he didn’t want his son Liam to clock one in Nigeria.”
Mohbad’s wife said he had always wanted his child to be given birth in Canada, but because they were not financially buoyant, he begged her to allow him to fly the child, to which she agreed.