Mohbad: I’ve Been Receiving Death Threats, Wife Tells Coroner

Mohbad: I’ve Been Receiving Death Threats, Wife Tells Coroner

Wale Igbintade

Cynthia Omowumi Aloba, wife of late musician  Ilerioluwa Aloba a.ka. Mohbad, yesterday told the Lagos Coroner sitting in Ikorodu that her life is being threatened.

She also told the Coroner Inquest that Mohbad had died long before he was declared dead due to past incidents of bullying, psychological trauma, and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrest.

In her testimony before the coroner, Omowunmi said the death threats started coming after her husband’s death.

The wife of the deceased, who was brought to Candide-Johnson Court House, Ita-Elewa, Ikorodu under police escort, told the coroner, Magistrate Adedayo Shotobi that she gets death threat every day including on the social media.

“A lot of people are defaming me on the ‘Tik Tok’.

“I left my husband’s house because I am not safe there”, she said.

Under cross examination by David Fadile,,  counsel to the father of the deceased,  Omowunmi said she was in good relationship with her father in-law who she described as her best friend.

She denied obtaining a Canadian visa.

She said on Monday, September 11, her late husband told her he wanted them to move to Canada because he had too many opponents.

She said they were gisting and had asked him why he doesn’t post her on social.

She said the deceased told her it was to protect her and their baby.

She said he told her: “if they don’t get me, they might get to you or our baby. That he has family overseas. That he doesn’t want anything to happen to her or his boy”.

She said she had been with her late husband for over a decade, since her secondary school days.

Led in evidence  by her counsel Taiwo Olawanle from Falana and Falana Chamber, Omowumi further  told the coroner of the events that led to the death of her husband.

Omowumi told the court that she had no fight with her husband before his death.

In her deposition, admitted by the coroner, she said her late husband was meant to go to hospital to treat the injury sustained during his brush with Prime Boy  but that due to his previous experience with NDLEA operatives and fear of Azeez Adeshina Fashola a.k.a(Naira Marley), he did not go.

She said NDLEA operatives hit him on the head with the butt of their gun.

She said she did not know her husband was injured in the encounter with Primeboy until the second day, Monday, September 11 when she saw blood stain on the bed sheet.

Asked to describe the wound, she said it was a small cut but not deep.

She said  because the nurse that was to treat Mohbad was not around, they resorted to  first aid and Panadol.

Under cross examination by Olawanle , she said on Tuesday, September 12, her husband friend, Spending, reached out to another nurse, who gave the deceased some injections on the left arm.

She said she did not asked the type of injection because she was in the kitchen cooking when the nurse gave the deceased the injection.

She said when she came in, she saw the nurse trying to put another injection in the veins of his hand (drip) and that her husband told her to be careful because he was an ulcer patient.

She said at a point she heard her husband telling her to remove the injection in his hand.

In response to another question, she said they first took her husband to Kuda hospital which didn’t treat him and later to another hospital which pronounced him dead.

Under cross examination by  Olumayowa Ogunsami, a counsel to the father of the deceased,  she said her late husband distanced himself from his friend, Micheal a.k.a Mice when he found out he was an informant to Naira Marley.

She said her late husband found out he was recording his conversation when he took him to a lawyer to discuss his royalties owed him by Naira Marley.

Further proceeding has been adjourned to November 15.

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