Joseph Aloba, the father of the late Nigerian musician, Ilerioluwa Olademeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, has shed light on his reasons for requesting that the DNA test of his deceased child’s son, Liam, be conducted in his presence.
Aloba cited the necessity of resolving the intense public speculation regarding the child’s paternity and the broader issues surrounding the relationship between the former Marlian singer and his wife.
In an exclusive interview with Stams TV on Wednesday, the late singer’s father also dispelled rumors about the DNA test being arranged, as suggested in a post by the popular skit maker OGBCultist, who is believed to be a close friend of Mohbad. Additionally, he proposed that the test be carried out at two distinct medical facilities to guarantee the accuracy of the results.
Aloba expressed his perspective, stating, “The DNA test is an imperative step; Nigerians are clamoring for it. Although I’ve heard rumors that the test has been conducted, I’m Mohbad’s father, and as such, I’m willing to give my consent for the DNA test or appoint a representative to attend in my place if necessary. Moreover, I firmly advocate for the test to be conducted at two separate locations to ensure unwavering truth and certainty.”
He further revealed, “Where I come from in Ikere Ekiti, even Olu Ikere just paid me a visit. We do not accept questions about legitimacy in my hometown. However, it would bring me immense joy if this child is indeed Mohbad’s, as this is the sole child he claimed to have left behind. Three days prior to his passing, I spent time with him; he even served me a meal and placed Liam in my arms, taking photographs.”
Aloba expressed a deep interest in the ongoing police investigation, in the hopes that the process will conclude promptly, allowing for the burial rites of his late child to proceed.
“I will reach out to the police authorities to inquire if there’s a possibility to proceed with the burial. The delay has led to unsettling accounts of sightings of Mohbad’s ghost, which is only possible because he has not yet been laid to rest. I sincerely hope this matter is addressed as soon as possible,” he affirmed.
MohBad passed away on September 12, 2023, at the age of 27, triggering a wave of controversies and nationwide protests among Nigerians. His former label boss, Azeez Fashola, known as Naira Marley, and his associate, Samson Balogun, also known as Sam Larry, were among the five prime suspects named in the unfolding case, which has gripped the nation.