Joseph Aloba, the father of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba popularly known as Mohbad, has provided an insight into the swift burial of his son.
Mohbad died on September 12th 2023 at the age of 27 in controversial circumstances. He was later buried on September 13th 2023.
Following the death of Mohbad, Nigerians want Mohbad body to be exhumed for an autopsy to be carried out on it following startling revelations of him being abused and harassed when he was alive.
In a recent interview shared by journalist Temilola Sobola via her official Instagram page on Tuesday, Aloba gave Yoruba culture as the reason for the quick burial. He explained that it is customary not to delay the burial of a deceased person when both parents are still alive.
The father mentioned that if Mohbad had passed away at an older age, the option of keeping his body in a mortuary for a later date might have been considered.
“In Yoruba land, his corpse is not the kind to be kept when both of his parents are still alive,” he said.
“That land where Mohbad was buried is his only land, that is the only land I know him to have owned. Truly he gave me the land to build my church because we had both agreed to build the church there and since that’s the only land I knew him to have.”