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Mohbad’s dad denies claim he said Falana threatened to kill him

Joseph Aloba, the father to Mohbad, the late singer, has denied claims that he said Femi Falana, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), threatened to kill him.

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There were rumours earlier suggesting Aloba accused Falana and Omowunmi, the wife of his late son, of threatening to kill him.

However, in a statement released on Friday, Aloba described such publications as “false”.

He added that when the rumours were brought to his attention, he called Falana to deny the claims.

He said he does not believe “the lawyer will ever be involved in such threats against me.

Following misrepresentations in the public space alleging that I made certain allegations against eminent silk, Femi Falana SAN, I wish to make the following clarifications,” the statement reads.

My attention has been drawn to misleading publications in social media titled several 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 falsehoods 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 of our family, Wahab Shittu SAN, I spoke to Mr. Femi Falana SAN on the phone and clarified that I never made such an allegation against him and that this is the work of mischief makers.

My commitment to unraveling the death of my dear son, the 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 respect for the perssona of Mr. Femi Falana SAN.

In January, Aloba accused Omowunmi of threatening to kill him.

He said he was shocked that Falana, Omowunmi’s counsel, was “aware” of the alleged threat and had kept silent.

Mohbad died on September 12, 2023, and was buried the following day.

The circumstances surrounding his death have continued to stir up controversies.

On September 21, Mohbad’s body was exhumed by the police. An autopsy was carried out that same day after which the police announced that they were awaiting the results.

On Wednesday, Wahab Shittu, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), revealed that the autopsy failed to ascertain the cause of his death.

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