Promise Aloba, the mother of the late Nigerian singer known as Mohbad (Ilerioluwa Aloba), has revealed the reasons behind her decision to keep her relationship with her son under wraps.
The controversy surrounding Mohbad’s passing prompted authorities to exhume his remains for a thorough autopsy, as reported by Igbere TV.
During a recent interview with TVC News, Mohbad’s mother disclosed that her son was apprehensive about her safety, fearing that revealing their relationship could make her a target for kidnappers.
This fear was so profound that she declined to reside in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, where Mohbad had rented an apartment and intended to establish a business for her.
Narrating her last moment with the late singer, Mrs. Aloba said Mohbad and his wife didn’t want her to leave the last time she paid them a visit due to the trauma he was passing through.
She said: “I don’t tell people I’m Mohbad’s mother because he was scared I might get kidnapped or killed.
“I’ve spent just five months in the new house he rented for me, he even visited me 3 times. He took me out of where I was living before to Ikorodu. He said he wanted to visit me from time to time.
“He just rented a huge space comprising of 3 shops for me. I’m yet to open it. He gave me money that I used to buy 2 big freezers and a big generator. The day he di£d, he promised to send N5 million so I could buy goods to stock up.
“His wife said she’ll come and meet me, that I should get someone that will support me because we cannot buy the goods at once, that it will take us 3 days to buy all the goods.
“But now I’m scared, I can’t go back to Ikorodu. I called someone to help me rent the shop out and give me the money. My son did not enjoy himself. He lived in fear. He did not enjoy himself.
“Whenever I visit him here, he sits right there, and I’ll sit with him, then take him upstairs to sleep, but he’ll be shaking his head. I even thought all those problems and attacks had stopped, but when they beat him again recently after he dropped his EP, I said these people haven’t left you, and he always goes to the police station to report, because I witnessed it twice.
“I spent 10 days with him, I did not know he was going to die. I left on Saturday, and he died on Monday. And the reason I left on Saturday was because he had a show. He begged, begged, and begged me not to leave. So I told him that he wouldn’t allow me to go to church on Sunday, that I’d missed church for two weeks, and I needed to go and pray because I was losing myself. It was the church that I mentioned that made him let me go.
“Because he and his wife were pranking me, I told him that I was going, but because he didn’t want me to go, he delayed giving me my feeding money because he knows I’ll leave if he gives me the money. Normally, he gives me a feeding allowance every month.”