Mr. Joseph Aloba, the father of late singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, Mohbad, has testified before a coroner’s court that the deceased had been living with singer Azeez Fashola (a.k.a Naira Marley) since December 2019.
The father however added that he didn’t know the exact the house where his son lived.
Joseph made the revelation on Wednesday, October 25 during a corner’s inquest into the death of his son.
Recall that the musician died on Sept.12 at the age of 27 and was buried the following day.
His death has been generating controversies, prompting Lagos State Government to direct a coroner’s inquest into the death.
The inquest, which began on October 13, is taking place at the Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.
Joseph told the Coroner, Magistrate Adedayo Shotobi, that he and his son lived together for 18 years.
He said that he did not know the exact house in which his late son was living with Marley.
He testified that his son left his (Joseph‘s) house at the age of consent and began to assist Marley while embarking on his own career in music.
Joseph said that he saw the deceased three days before his death.
He added that he saw the deceased’s casket only in a picture.
According to him, the deceased assured him that he would be able to handle his dispute with Marley.
Joseph testified that the deceased’s landed property were in the custody of his mother-in-law, adding that the deceased often told him about his possessions held by his wife and her family.
He claimed that Mohbad’s wife put sleeping pills into his food sometimes.
According to Joseph, his daughter-in-law had been unfaithful to the deceased.
“I shared 18 years together with my son, and he had no record of any terminal disease. I only took him to a chemist when he was 16 for treatment of rashes.
“I don’t trust his wife. My son told me she always put sleeping pills in his noodles and went to another room to sleep with another signee in the same house.
“Mobhad made efforts to reconcile me with his mother,” he said.
He also told the coroner that the deceased bought a car for him after reconciling with his mother.
When the proceedings began, the coroner, commiserated with Joseph on his son’s death, promising that justice would be served in the case.
The Yaba Magistrate’s Court, Lagos State, had on October 4, remanded Marley and a Lagos socialite, Balogun Eletu (a.k.a Sam Larry) in police custody over the death of Mohbad.
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