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Mohbad said he could handle dispute with Naira Marley – Father testifies

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

Joseph Aloba, the father of deceased singer Ilerioluwa Aloba (a.k.a Mohbad), on Wednesday told a coroner’s court that the deceased had been living with singer Azeez Fashola (a.k.a Naira Marley) since December 2019.

Joseph testified during a Coroner’s inquest into the death of his son.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the musician died on September 12 and was buried the following day.

He was 27 years.

His death has been generating controversies, prompting the Lagos State Government to direct a coroner’s inquest into the death.

The inquest, which began on Oct. 13, is taking place at the Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.

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

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

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

Joseph said that 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, the deceased 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, adding 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.

“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 said.

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

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

NAN also reports that a Yaba Magistrate’s Court, Lagos State, on Oct. 4, remanded Marley and a Lagos socialite, Balogun Eletu (a.k.a Sam Larry) in police custody over the death of Mohbad.