Joseph Aloba, the father of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, has denied that he accused a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana of threatening to kill him.

Some reports making the rounds on the internet had suggested Mr. Aloba accused Falana and the late Mohbad’s wife, Wunmi of threatening to kill him.

However, in a statement signed by Mr Joseph Aloba on Friday, he described such publications as false Mr Aloba said when such reports were brought to his notice, he spoke to Mr. Falana on the phone and clarified that he never made the allegations.

He said, “Following misrepresentations in the public space alleging that I made certain allegation against eminent silk, Femi Falana SAN, I wish to make the following clarifications.

“My attention has been drawn to misleading publications in the social media titled severally as follows: “I fear that Femi Falana and Wunmi want to kill me – Mohbad’s father cries out”: Femi Falana, Wunmi Threatening to kill me – Mohbad’s father opens up”: “My daughter-in-law, Falana threatening to kill me” – Mohbad’s father”.

“The above publications are entirely falsehood from the pit of hell.

“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.

“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.

“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 public clarification is necessary because 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.”

“I have great respects for the perssona of Mr. Femi Falana SAN,” Mr Aloba added.

On January 11, 2024, SaharaReporters reported that Mr Falana through his law firm, Falana & Falana’s Chambers, had reacted to Mr Aloba regarding the allegation of threat to his life by the lawyer.

Falana’s law firm in a rejoinder issued by Taiwo E. Olawanle, Esq., recounted their journey on Mohbad’s case since his death in September 2023, stressing that Mr. Aloba was only after his late son’s estate and having refused to follow due process, he wa merely engaging in puerile blackmail to accomplish his mission.

The statement reads: “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 unravelling the circumstances surrounding the death of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.

“It is no longer news that Mohbad died in September 2023 under questionable circumstances. Upon the death of this young man, many well-meaning Nigerians and human rights groups contacted our office to assist in unraveling the circumstances surrounding his death and get justice for the family.

“The widow of the late singer, Mrs Wunmi Cynthia Aloba also contacted our office to help in a similar vein.

“At that juncture, Mr. Falana called Mohbad’s father and commiserated with him and assured him of his readiness to ensure that the law takes its cause. Our office immediately petitioned the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command requesting a thorough investigation into the case.

“In addition to the above, our office also wrote to the Chief Coroner of Lagos State requesting a Coroner’s Inquest into the remote and immediate cause of the death of Mohbad.

“Our office sent a delegation of lawyers to Mohbad’s residence at Orchid in Lagos to take the statements of those close to the late singer including his wife, parents and staff.”

The statement further noted: “As events unfolded, 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.

“Since our aim and goal in the matter is to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of Mohbad through the instrumentality of the law, we had no choice but to distance ourselves from Mr Joseph Aloba’s opportunism and puerile blackmail.”

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