Why Mohbad’s father insists on his presence for son’s DNA test

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Why Mohbad's father insists on his presence for son's DNA test
Why Mohbad's father insists on his presence for son's DNA test

Joseph Aloba, the father of the late Nigerian musician, Ilerioluwa Olademeji Aloba, widely known as Mohbad, has elaborated on his insistence that the Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test for his deceased child’s son, Liam, be conducted in his presence.

Mr. Aloba cited the necessity to resolve the intense controversy surrounding the child’s paternity and other related issues between the former Marlian singer and his wife.

In an interview with Stams TV on Wednesday, the father of the late singer stressed the significance of the DNA test while debunking rumors surrounding its execution.

Notably, a post by popular skit maker OGBCultist, who is believed to be a friend of Mohbad, hinted at the DNA test.

Mr. Aloba suggested that the test be carried out at two different medical facilities to ensure the accuracy of the results.

Aloba stated, “Concerning the DNA test, it’s a must they do it. Nigerians are demanding it.

I heard rumors that they did it, but no matter what, I’m Mohbad’s father, so I’ll give consent to the DNA test or send anyone who can represent me during the test if I’m not there to know how they’ll do it.

And even when they want to do it, it should be done in two different places so we can be very sure and know the truth.”

He went on to mention the customs and traditions of his hometown, Ikere Ekiti, where “bastards” are not traditionally recognized.

However, he expressed his hope that the child is indeed Mohbad’s, as it is the only child the late singer claimed to have left for him.

Aloba also described a poignant moment with his son just days before Mohbad’s untimely passing.

Furthermore, Aloba expressed his desire for the police to expedite their investigation process so that the burial rites of his late child can proceed.

He stated, “I will call the police boss to know if it is possible for us to bury him. In fact, many have complained of seeing Mohbad’s ghost, and this is only possible because he has not been buried.

I would really be glad that this is looked into as early as possible.”

To provide context, MohBad passed away on September 12, 2023, at the age of 27, leading to a series 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 named among the five prime suspects in the aftermath of his death.