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Mohbad’s family faults petition against deceased singer’s friend Primeboy



Mohbad's family faults petition against Primeboy

The family of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba aka Mohbad, has criticized the petition filed against Ibrahim Owodunni, also known as Primeboy, by the singer’s late wife.

During a routine visit to the State Criminal Investigation Department on Tuesday, Primeboy, a trusted associate of Mohbad, was questioned. Ayobami Fisayo, also known as Spending, was also present for the interrogation.

Since the investigation into Mohbad’s death began, the duo has been directed to regularly visit the police facility.

During Tuesday’s visit, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed that the Afro singer was questioned and delayed. This was in response to a petition filed by Wunmi, which alleged defamation of character and other accusations.

The singer was released on Tuesday night, but he returned to the SCID on Wednesday as police continued their investigation into the allegations.

The family, in a statement signed by the head of its legal team, Monisola Odumosu, on Wednesday, claimed that the petition was aimed at intimidating potential witnesses in the ongoing investigative enquiry at the Coroner’s Court.

Mohbad’s family has mentioned that Primeboy was released from the SCID after their legal team intervened.

The statement read, “It has come to our notice that Wunmi Cynthia Aloba has petitioned the police alleging that Primeboy and four other persons were cyber-bullying and threats to her life and her son Liam Aloba, amongst other allegations.

“As a result, the police detained Primeboy at their Panti office in Lagos and released him on Tuesday evening at about 8.00 pm local time. The legal team was led by Emmanuel Oroko Esq. Primeboy and Spending were at Panti Police Station earlier in the morning of (12/03/2024) to fulfil part of the conditions of their administrative bail which is that they must report to the homicide section of Panti police station every week.

“We are of the strong opinion that the police can only help to get justice in the matter relating to who killed Ilerioluwa Aloba (Mohbad) by vetting spurious petitions that border on scaring potential witnesses in the unfolding investigative enquiry at the Coroner’s Court. The police have shown professionalism and integrity by releasing Primeboy on bail and allowing our legal team access to the petition. Also, Primeboy was told to come back on Wednesday.”

Odumosu explained further that it was not easy for the duo since they were listed as witnesses for the inquest.

“May we mention that since we listed Spending and Primeboy as witnesses for the inquest at the Coroner Court, it has not been easy for the duo. We have evidence of a sporadic call from a person sympathetic to Wunmi Aloba, and we queried why the person had to call and truncate the call when Primeboy had not picked up the call. Immediately the person switched off his phone and has not called back since then. Barely a week after, Primeboy has been petitioned against and detained.

“The petitions against the duo of Spending and Primeboy will not scare them away as witnesses at the next sitting of the Coroner Court. We shall do all within the law not just to protect them but also protect their mental health,” the statement added.

Primeboy was declared wanted by the police on October 4, 2023, and he voluntarily surrendered himself two days later.

In a recent development, Joseph Aloba, the father of Mohbad, filed an application in January at the coroner court in Ikorodu. The application seeks to call more witnesses in order to uncover the truth behind his son’s untimely demise.

Several witnesses have come forward to testify before the court, including Primeboy, Spending, and Boluwatife Adeyemo, also known as Darosha. These individuals were allegedly present with the deceased during the incident in question.

On September 12, at the age of 27, Mohbad passed away, triggering a wave of controversies on social media as people questioned the circumstances of his death.

Mohbad, a former signee of Marlian Music owned by Naira Marley, parted ways with the label in February 2022.

In a recent development, the state police command has announced the formation of a 13-man special investigation team. This team has been tasked with the responsibility of conducting a thorough probe into the unfortunate incident of death that occurred on September 18, 2023.

Following his demise, Naira Marley, along with Balogun Eletu, also known as Sam Larry, and several others, were apprehended by the authorities.

The body of Mohbad was exhumed on September 21, 2023, for the purpose of conducting an autopsy. The aim of this procedure is to uncover the true cause of his untimely demise.

In September 2023, Hundeyin took to Twitter to announce that an autopsy had been completed and that the police were now awaiting the results.

In November 2023, Aloba made it clear that his authorization was required before anyone could collect his son’s body for burial.

Hundeyin emphasized in an interview with PUNCH Metro in December 2023 that the command had not yet received the autopsy report.

Wunmi’s lawyer, Taiwo Olawanle, chose not to comment when reached for contact.

He said, “The matter is pending before a coroner inquest which is a court, we don’t want to comment on it.”

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