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Mohbad: Court process pasted on widow’s residence over DNA test 

The court order

CITIZENS COMPASS –By substituted means, a notice of the pending DNA test application has been pasted on the residence of Wunmi, the widow of the late Nigerian singer, Oladimeji Aloba, populaly known as Mohbad.

Joseph Aloba, the father of the late singer confirmed the update on Frida. 

The Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ikorodu granted the order last week Monday.

The Aloba family’s lawyer, Monisola Odumosu, told our correspondent on Friday that the notice was pasted at Wunmi’s last known address earlier in the day.

Odumosu said, “The law required that an application to use other legal means to effect service on the respondent be adopted. So as a result of the order granted by the court in this regard, we have served the notice and it was posted at her last known address on Friday morning.”

“We expect her to be in court or his legal representation on May 14, 2024,” the lawyer added.

The family of Aloba through Mohbad’s father had filed a suit seeking a DNA test for his grandson, Liam.

The family sought an order from the court directing that the test be conducted in a recognised and accredited government or private medical facility within the state at the expense of the applicant.

It also sought an order directing Wunmi to make herself and Master Liam Aloba available for the DNA test.

The application filed by the family also sought an order granting leave to the chief pathologist in charge of the remains of Mohbad presently at the Military Hospital, Yaba Lagos, to take samples of the body of the deceased to conduct a DNA test for Liam

The family’s lawyer however revealed that an attempt to serve the court process on Mohbad’s wife on Friday, March 8, at her Lekki home was not successful.

Mohbad died at the age of 27, on September 12, 2023, with circumstances surrounding his death sparking controversies on social media.

Being a former record label signee of Marlian Music owned by Naira Marley, Mohbad left the label in February 2022. The Lagos State Police Command had on September 18, 2023, inaugurated a 13-man special investigation team to probe the singer’s death.

His death also led to the arrest of Naira Marley and controversial Lagos socialite, Balogun Eletu, also known as Sam Larry, amongst others.

The singer’s body was on September 21, 2023, exhumed for autopsy to unravel the cause of his death.




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