“I Never Said Falana Threatened to Kill Me” – Mohbad’s Father Denies Allegations

Joseph Aloba, Mohbad's Father

Joseph Aloba, the father of late singer Ilerioluwa Aloba (Mohbad), has denied allegations that he accused human rights lawyer Femi Falana of threatening to kill him. Aloba described reports making such claims as “falsehood from the pit of hell.”

In a statement, Aloba clarified, “I never said Falana threatened to kill me. I never alleged at any time that Mr. Femi Falana SAN threatened to kill me, and I do not believe the eminent lawyer will ever be involved in such threats against me.”

Aloba explained that when he was informed about the allegations, he spoke to Falana on the phone and clarified that he never made such claims. “When this allegation was brought to my notice by the lawyer to our family, Wahab Shittu SAN, I spoke to Mr. Femi Falana SAN on phone and clarified that I never made such allegation against him, and that this is the work of mischief makers.”

Falana’s law firm, Falana & Falana’s Chambers, had earlier reacted to Aloba’s allegations, stating that they were only trying to unravel the circumstances surrounding Mohbad’s death, while Aloba was more interested in his late son’s estate.

Aloba reiterated his commitment to seeking justice for his son’s death, saying, “My commitment to unraveling the death of my dear son, late Ilerioluwa Promise Oladimeji Aloba (Mohbad), is total and unequivocal, and I will not rest until I secure justice for my late son.”

This clarification is necessary to avoid unnecessary collision with Falana or anyone else, Aloba added. “My great respects for the persona of Mr. Femi Falana SAN,” Aloba said.

“I will not want mischief makers to derail this struggle for justice for Mohbad by bringing me and our family into needless collision with Mr. Femi Falana SAN or any other person,” Aloba added

Falana’s law firm had earlier stated, “Our attention has been drawn to the reckless statements credited to Mr. Joseph Aloba on several online platforms, television, and radio stations regarding Mr. Femi Falana (SAN). This rejoinder is necessary to set the records straight on the roles played so far by our law firm in unraveling the circumstances surrounding the death of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.”

The firm in their statement, explained that they were contacted by Mohbad’s widow, Wunmi, to assist in unraveling the circumstances surrounding his death, and they had petitioned the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, requesting a thorough investigation into the case.

“As events unfolded”, the statement reads,” we realised that the late Mohbad’s father, Mr Joseph Aloba is not interested in unraveling what led to the death of his son but after his estate. Hence, he rushed the burial of Mohbad in an unmarked grave without any autopsy to know the cause of death of the deceased. However, at our request, the body of Mohbad was later exhumed for investigation by the Police,”

The statement claimed further that it distanced itself from Aloba’s “opportunism and puerile blackmail,” reiterating a commitment to unravel the circumstances surrounding Mohbad’s death through legal means.

The pursuit of justice for Mohbad’s death continues, amids the unfolding events with all parties involved stating a committment to uncovering the truth


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