The Lagos State Police have disclosed the reasons behind Joseph Aloba, Mohbad’s father, refusing to bury his deceased son.
As per the Lagos State Police, Mohbad’s father has been informed that he can collect his son’s body at any time, but he has not submitted an application for it.
On November 21st, 2023, AmmyAmerica reported that Mohbad’s mother claimed the singer’s remains were released to the father, who declined to have it reburied. Linda Ikeji’s Blog (LIB) investigation revealed that, following the completed autopsy, the police notified the father that he could retrieve the body, yet he has not initiated the process.
A police source who spoke to LIB on condition of anonymity, said
‘’The body is in the morgue. It has not been released. It wouldn’t be released to you and you wouldn’t come and pick it. The hospital wouldn’t allow it. Only the father can apply for the release of the corpse, only the father and the police has said any day he applies, he would get it immediately. We have told them, anytime they want it, just write an application but the father has refused to do that. Technically, it is the father that is holding back. The father has said he is not taking it yet until they do DNA and that is their personal family problem. If the man writes today, of course it will be released and he must carry the corpse. You can’t write and keep it there. For who?”
After the singer’s demise on September 12, he was laid to rest on September 13. Due to public demand and controversy, Nigerians called for an autopsy, leading to the exhumation of his body on September 21. Since then, the autopsy results remain undisclosed, and the singer has not been reburied. Mr. Aloba has consistently emphasized the need for a DNA test to determine the true paternity of Liam, the seven-month-old son of the late Mohbad and his wife, Wunmi.
See reactions below;
macmoneybrother: If the father says he want DNA test, why is the Mohbad wife and and Mohbad mother against it. This Mohbad mum should be checked. She’s not a good mother. DNA that does take more than 48 hours. Why calling out your ex-husband when what he asked for is very simple.
honorablennazor: Why the DNA? A child Mohbad accepted when he was alive. So if the dna comes out negative now it means Mohbad has no child to bear his name again? This man need to think before talking. In my culture if a promising child like Mohbad die without a child they will even marry a pregnant woman or someone who has given birth already just to retain the name. This is the only thing we can use to remember him forever and this man is fighting against it.
bedspreads_and_duvets: Let Wunmi release the boy for dna test now, if she is sure that Liam is mohbad’son.
ericaikince: Is DNA test a crime why are you all coming for the father.
thefoodnetworknig2: Blazing mehd at this point… DNA can be conducted using his or Moh’s mother’s samples na.
toryvillageblog: Th!ose of you s!aying why is wu!mni Sc!ared of doing DNA, una well so? Ho!w ma!ny tim!es ha!ve this sam!e Wumni agreed to do the DNA? But I’m sure people req!uesting for the DNA is waiting for her to use her own money and run the test. Did wumni tell any of you that she isn’t available to run a dna test with her son? If w!e open, go f!und me for the dna test. I hope those of you screaming DNA is a must , will contribute? Let Mohbad papa bring more or pay for the test so they can proceed for the dna. Wumni will bring her own pathologist, and the father will bring his own too. To confirm any of the hospitals it will be conducted doesn’t lie with the result. When that test is done, Wumni should change the sons name to Mohbads mother’s family name. When ur son was alive, you never advised him to run a test. Like the boy told you the child he has a tattoo of his name on his body isn’t his. Some papa will even be grateful the son Left his seed behind and take the child as their reward for the loss, whether na their own or not they don’t want to hear anything they will quickly claim that child as a remembrance of their son. But in this yoruba man case, greed and povertea wan Kilham. I knew yoruba were this wi!cked and backstsbbers. I never knew it existed between the cl!osest relatives.