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Don’t blame Naira Marley for my son’s death – Mohbad’s father

Industry News Don’t blame Naira Marley for my son’s death – Mohbad’s father
MON, 18 SEP 2023 LISTEN

Joseph Aloba, the father of the late Nigerian singer Mohbad, has urged Nigerians to exercise restraint and avoid blaming Naira Marley for his son’s untimely death.

Mohbad, 27, passed away on 12 September and was buried the following day in Ikorodu, Lagos State.

Several controversies and conspiracy theories have trailed Mohbad’s death just as Naira Marley and Sam Larry have denied allegations suggesting their involvement in the singer’s death.

Amid allegations of intimidation levelled against Naira Marley and potential involvement in the tragic loss of a young singer, Mr Aloba has reiterated that the Marlian Records boss may be innocent of the allegations.

In a recent interview with Sight Nigeria, Mr Aloba clarified some contentious issues surrounding his son’s passing.

He described the late singer as his friend and the light of their family, emphasising that while his son faced challenges, they cannot definitively attribute his troubles to Naira Marley.

Mr Aloba said, “I hear a lot of things happened to him, but we can not say it is Naira Marley that killed him; he was attacked when he was doing this new album with Zlatan, but we cannot say it is Naira Marley because the people that attacked him are not Naira Marley.”

Speaking on the steps he took to address the complaints by Mohbad that Naira Marley and others were assaulting him, Mr Aloba said, “I tried my best to reach Naira Marley, but everything was in vain. When this issue happened, I wanted to trek to his house, but I was scared because I didn’t know what I would meet there.

"There was a time that Naira Marley called me, but for me to call him back was not possible. Someone that you do not have contact with, it will be difficult for you to reach him. Naira Marley called me, but when he called me, I wasn’t available; I would have gone to Naira Marley’s house, but I did not have his contact, so we didn’t reach each other”.

Regarding his attempts to address Mohbad’s complaints about being harassed by Naira Marley and others, Mr Aloba expressed his willingness to intervene but cited the lack of contact information as a barrier.

Drug allegations
Mr Aloba dismissed claims of his son’s drug involvement but stated that he was assaulted at Naira Marley’s house.

He recounted the events of Mohbad’s attack, emphasising that he had personally visited his son’s house and prayed for him. However, upon receiving a report that someone was beating his son, he rushed back but arrived too late to intervene.

He said, “Even the day that he and Naira Marley had an issue, I can defend it that my son was adequately okay because that very day, I entered his house and prayed for him, and he told me that he wanted to go and get something, I got a report that somebody was beating my son over there, but before I got there, everything was close, and he showed me the evidence that he was hit in the Marlain house."

-with additional files from www.premiumtimesng

Attractive Mustapha Nii Okai Inusah
Attractive Mustapha Nii Okai Inusah

Journalist and a Blogger Page: MustaphaAttractive

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