Omowunmi Aloba, the widow of 27-year-old deceased singer IleriOluwa Aloba alias Mohbad, told the Coroner Inquest sitting at Ikorodu on Tuesday that Mohbad had begun to die before his final demise because of bullying, psychological trauma, and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrest.
Mohbad’s widow testified that he died in his room on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, in the afternoon.
She said before his death, he had showered and wasn’t feeling okay, so he asked that they switch on the air conditioner in his room, but the AC wasn’t working, so they rushed him to the son’s room.
Omowunmi stated that she was in the kitchen while this was happening, adding that when she came out, she saw the nurse injecting him, and she heard Mohbad telling the nurse to remove the syringe.
She further told the coroner that it was at that point that they had to rush him to the hospital.
According to her, he was in the back seat of the car when the driver said his hands were already 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 artistes 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 disrespected him.
She added, “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.
“During the fight, Mohbad sustained a minor injury at his elbow when he hit the window of the car. The nurse who injected Mohbad has been treating him for two years.
“The nurse injected Mohbad on his shoulder. After the February 22, 2022, NDLEA incident, Mohbad became fearful and refused to go to the hospital because his head was hit with a gun, by NDLEA.
“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.
Wunmi also revealed that Mohbad’s Canada visa was approved a day before he died.
She said, “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.
Wunmi, the wife of late Nigerian singer Mohbad, has testified at the coroner’s inquest into his death.
In her testimony, Wunmi said she and Mohbad’s father used to be very close, and he even prayed for her to conceive Liam, their son.
According to her, Mohbad’s father used to bring his girlfriend to their apartment in Lekki and she never raised eyebrows because it was his son’s house.
Wunmi said problems started when she gave birth to Liam. She said Liam’s placenta was what caused their indifference. She and Mohbad refused to hand over Liam’s placenta to Mohbad’s father, which caused a lot of arguments. Ever since then, it was from one issue to another.
Wunmi said it was originally Mohbad’s decision not to hand over the placenta to his father. She, as the wife, just supported his opinion. She also made mention of the allegation from Mohbad’s father of seeing a blood-soaked bucket in Mohbad’s room. She said all of that was a lie and Mohbad’s brother, who stays with them, can testify to it that the cut was just a little cut and what was soaked up was water.
The next coroner’s inquest hearing has been moved to November 15, 2023.