Singer Mohbad’s death and his quick burial in unfavourable conditions has continued to raise questions from Nigerians. In a new development, Mohbad’s father, Mr Joseph Aloba, has now explained why his late son was hurriedly buried in that location.
Recall that Mohbad’s burial site which was located beside a cassava farm had raised a series of complaints from Nigerians who felt it was not befitting for a celebrity.
In a video posted on Instagram by @temilolasobola and spotted by Legit.ng, Mohbad’s father explained the reason behind his son’s quick burial.
According to the singer’s pastor father, in Yoruba land, such a corpse cannot be kept for long because he died young. He also stated that assuming Mohbad died at an older age, he might have considered leaving his corpse in the mortuary for a longer period. In his words: “In Yoruba land, his corpse is not the kind to be kept when both of his parents are still alive. Assuming he died at an older age, we might have considered putting his body in the mortuary and taking it at a later date. That same night we took him away from there and buried him where we did.”
According to Mohbad’s dad, where his son was buried was the only land he knew that belonged to the singer. He explained that even though his son had given him the land to build his church, he decided to bury him there since he doesn’t know of him owning any other land. He said: “That land where Mohbad was buried is his only land, that’s 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…”