The widow of the late singer IleriOluwa Aloba, known as Mohbad, testified before the Coroner Inquest at Ikorodu, shedding light on the events leading up to his tragic passing.
According to her testimony, Mohbad had faced severe bullying, psychological trauma, and had a history with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) prior to his death.
Mohbad’s widow stated that he passed away in his room on September 12, 2023, during the afternoon. She described how, before his death, he had taken a shower but was not feeling well.
He requested that the air conditioner in his room be turned on, but when it didn’t work, they rushed him to their son’s room.
The widow explained that she was in the kitchen at the time, and upon coming out, she found a nurse injecting him. Mohbad asked the nurse to remove the syringe, and that’s when they rushed him to the hospital.
She recalled that he was in the back seat of the car on the way to the hospital when the driver noticed his hands were already cold.
They quickly called for a motorcycle to transport him to the hospital.
Despite these efforts, the medical team pronounced Mohbad dead. The widow was shocked by this news, as she had spoken to him just 20 minutes earlier.
She had mentioned his plans to take their son for a five-month photo shoot after receiving his injection.
The widow also revealed that the night before his death, they had attended a show with about ten people.
After Mohbad’s performance, he expressed fatigue and the desire to return home, but he was asked to wait for other artists to finish their performances, leading to an argument in the car.
Mohbad had a dispute with his younger brother inside the car, which escalated when a friend intervened, resulting in a brief fight. The witness mentioned that a nurse had been treating Mohbad for two years and injected him on the shoulder.
She explained that since an incident involving the NDLEA on February 22, 2022, Mohbad had become fearful and refused to go to the hospital.
During the NDLEA encounter, he was beaten and had a gun pointed at his head, causing lingering trauma.
Following this incident, Mohbad exhibited signs of paranoia, memory loss, and depression. Tragically, after his death, the widow was unaware of the location of his burial or the mortuary used.
She also mentioned threats she had received, prompting her to wear a face mask when going out.
She shared that Mohbad had aspired to send their son to Canada, explaining his recent visa acquisition, as he wished for their child, Liam, to turn one in Canada.
Mohbad had always desired for their child to be born in Canada, but financial constraints led them to choose an alternative path.