Mohbad’s father clears air on Falana’s ‘threats’ to kill him


The late singer Mohbad’s father, Joseph Aloba, has denied allegations that he said Femi Falana, Nigeria’s senior advocate (SAN), threatened to kill him.

Aloba allegedly accused Falana and his late son’s wife Omowunmi of threatening to kill him, according to past rumours.

However, Aloba called such publications “false” in a statement that was made public on Friday.

He went on to say that he called Falana to refute the charges after learning about the rumours.

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 allegation 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 the social media titled severally 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 falsehood 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 to our family, Wahab Shittu SAN, I spoke to Mr. Femi Falana SAN on phone and clarified that I never made such allegation against him and that this is the work of mischief makers.

“My commitment to unraveling the death of my dear son, 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 respects 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.