Mohbad’s family denies threatening late singer’s widow

The family of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad, has denied alleged attempts on the life of the deceased’s widow, Wunmi.

Wunmi had reportedly raised the alarm that her late husband’s family was after her life and that of her son, Liam.

She was also said to have received strange calls from people threatening her to stop seeking justice for the soul of her late husband.

The family in a statement sent to PUNCH Online on Friday evening through its legal team, however, described the allegation as sensitive, while urging her to disclose the identity of who among them made the threats.

The statement signed by a member of the legal team, Monisola Odumosu, further noted that the family is not in any position to threaten the widow of their late son notwithstanding the unsettled issues on the paternity of their grandchild.

The statement read in part, “Mrs. Wunmi Aloba has raised some salient issues. First, she stated, ‘her husband’s family have vowed to kill her and her son’. Mrs. Wunmi Aloba has failed to list specific names of those who threatened her and show to the public the evidence of the threats issued to her by the Aloba Family.

“As the legal maxim connotes ‘incumbit probatio qui dicit non-qui negat” (he who asserts must prove). If seeking for truth about who killed their late son, Ilerioluwa Aloba is a threat to her, she should let the Nigerian public know.

“Our clients have not and are not in any position to threaten the wife of their late son notwithstanding the unsettled issues on the paternity of their grandchild. It will be recalled that even when Wunmi sent a scathing voice message laced with imprecations to Mr Joseph Aloba, Mohbad’s father, Mr. Aloba took it that the emotional trauma from the death of his son, the late singer was enough, and he didn’t bother to respond to it.”

While citing claims by Mohbad’s wife that she had reported those calling and threatening her to the police, the Aloba family said she should allow the authorities to investigate the matter.

The statement added that the Nigerian Police knew the right measures to take on threats made to a complainant by phone.

On the concerns raised by Wunmi that it was five months since the Coroner’s court had sat last and she had not heard from the court, the legal team said, “The concerns bother our clients equally, if she needs clarity, she should consult with her counsel with respect to this.

“It is instructive to state that our clients have no reason whatsoever to and have not or will ever issue threats or bully Mrs Wunmi Aloba in any way. All hands, as it is apparent, are on deck in ensuring justice for the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba (Mohbad).

“As it is often said, conscience is an open wound, only truth can heal it and it is the truth both our clients and those involved in the campaign to unravel the cause of those involved in the death of the late singer are after.”

Mohbad died on September 12, 2023 at the age of 27, with circumstances surrounding his death sparking controversies on social media.

The Lagos State Police Command had on September 18, 2023, inaugurated a 13-man special investigation team to probe the death.

The body of Mohbad was on September 21, 2023, exhumed for autopsy to unravel the cause of his death.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, had tweeted in September 2023 that an “autopsy has been concluded” and the police were “awaiting result.”

Meanwhile, Aloba, in November 2023, had stated that nobody should collect his son’s body for burial without his authorisation.

Credit Gist New Today News in Newspaper Nigeria Headlines

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