Mr. Joseph Aloba, the father of the late afrobeat singer Mohbad, has expressed disapproval of the decision to retrieve his son’s body from police custody for a dignified funeral.
Several celebrities, including Bella Shmurda and Tonto Dikeh, had advocated for the removal of the deceased singer’s body from the mortuary to ensure a fitting burial.
This proposal arose two months after Mohbad’s exhumation by the police for investigative purposes.
In a recent video, Mohbad’s father condemned such actions and insisted that he should be consulted and given the authority to make such decisions rather than having them carried out without his knowledge.
He further emphasised the significance of obtaining bodily samples from his late son for a DNA test to establish paternity for Liam Light.
In his words, “I’ve been hearing maybe some people want to go and carry Mohbad’s body. When this boy was alive, he was my son. Now that he’s gone, he still retains my name. Nobody should go and carry Mohbad’s body from there.
“If there’s anything you want to do, I should be the one to authorise it. Let’s get justice for Mohbad; after burial, wetin remain? Let justice prevail first; the DNA is necessary.”