Omowunmi Aloba, the widow of deceased 27-year-old singer IleriOluwa Aloba alias Mohbad, told the Coroner Inquest in Ikorodu on Tuesday that Mohbad died long before he was declared dead due to previous incidents of bullying, psychological trauma, and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency arrest.
Mohbad’s widow testified that he died in his room in the afternoon of Tuesday, September 12, 2023.
She added that before his death, he had showered and wasn’t feeling well, so he requested that the air conditioner in his room be turned on, but the AC didn’t work, so they took him to his son’s room.
Omowunmi reported that she was in the kitchen at the time, and when she returned, she saw the nurse injecting him and heard Mohbad tell the nurse to remove the needle.
She also told the coroner that they had to rush him to the hospital at that point.
According to her, he was in the back seat of the car when the driver said his hands were already cold.
“Immediately I called a bike (motorcycle), OG, his friend, and Mohbad entered the bike, then I took another bike and went straight to the hospital.
“It was the doctor, nurses, the Disc Jokey, and Mohbad ‘s brother that were inside the room while I was outside, when they told me that he was dead, I said it was not possible because I still spoke to him 20 minutes ago and he said after his injection, he would take his son for five months photo shoot,” he said.
She also stated that before his death, they attended a show on Monday, September 11, 2023, with a group of roughly ten individuals.
The singer’s widow added that she and their baby were inside the car waiting for Mohbad while he was performing, and after his performance, Mohbad complained that he was tired and needed to go home, but he was told that he had to wait for other artists to finish their own performances, which took an hour.
She added that Mohbad had an altercation with his younger brother inside the car when Mohbad’s friend, Owodunni Ibrahim, better known as Prime Boy, suggested his younger brother couldn’t be the one to disrespect him.
She added, “Prime Boy said he knew what he would have done, but Mohbad told Prime Boy that it was because they were outside and that if they were at home, he would have fought his brother.
“Prime Boy and Mohbad started fighting and I went to get his workers to come and separate them and by the time I came back, I met that people had separated them already.
“During the fight, Mohbad sustained a minor injury at his elbow when he hit the window of the car. The nurse who injected Mohbad has been treating him for two years.
“The nurse injected Mohbad on his shoulder. After the February 22, 2022, NDLEA incident, Mohbad became fearful and refused to go to the hospital because his head was hit with a gun, by NDLEA.
“I was beaten and pushed inside the gutter because I confronted and questioned the NDLEA why they harassed my husband. He was given substance by the NDLEA ever since then he has not been himself.”
She also told the coroner that following the NDLEA incident, he became paranoid and lost his memory, even forgetting his phone password.
The witness told Magistrate Sotobi Adedayo that others began to accuse him of being insane, and he got depressed.
According to her, after Mohbad’s death, she had no idea where he was buried or even where the mortuary was, and she had no idea what happened next.
She went on to say that they intended to kidnap Mohbad’s son.
Omowunmi stated that she has received threats and has always worn a face mask when she goes out.
She said, “Mohbad wanted to fly his son to Canada, that was why he got a visa because he didn’t want his son Liam to clock one in Nigeria.”
Mohbad’s wife stated that he had always wanted his child to be born in Canada, but due to financial constraints, he begged her to allow him to fly the child, to which she agreed.