Nigerians have continued to wonder about the singer Mohbad’s sudden death and hasty burial in unfavorable circumstances.Nigerian artist, Mohbad. Photo source: Google
In a recent development, Mohbad’s father, Mr. Joseph Aloba, has now provided an explanation for why his late son was hastily interred there.
Recall that Nigerians complained repeatedly that Mohbad’s burial site, which was next to a cassava farm, was unsuitable for a celebrity.
Mohbad’s father explained why his son was buried quickly in a video that was uploaded by @temilolasobola to Instagram.
The singer’s father claims that because the corpse was young when it died, in Yoruba land, it could not be kept for very long. Additionally, he said that if Mohbad had lived to be older, he might have thought about keeping his body in the morgue for longer.
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.
“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…”