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'Heartbroken': Wife of Nigerian Rapper MohBad Blames His Father for Failed Autopsy

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The Lagos-born Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba was a famous Nigerian musician who went by the stage name MohBad. He died last September at the age of 27 after an unlicensed nurse treated him for an infection. The police declared that they would investigate the singer's death after his body was exhumed later that month.
Mohbad's widow Omowunmi Aloba has accused Joseph Aloba, her deceased husband's father, of being accountable for the failure of an autopsy test that was unable to determine the precise cause of the musician's death, Western media reported on Thursday.
Earlier, Wahab Shittu, the legal representative for MohBad's family, reportedly said that pathologist Sunday Osiyemi claimed that the exact cause of the singer's death could not be determined. One of the reasons behind it was the fact that 21 days had passed before the autopsy, and by that time the body had already started to decompose.
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According to the report, Aloba was devastated by the medical expert's verdict and lamented her father-in-law's decision to bury her husband too quickly, despite her requests and those of her relatives to delay the funeral to establish the cause of MohBad's death.
“I have been sad. I have been heartbroken since yesterday when I got the news on what the pathologist said about the autopsy of my husband. [...] He [Aloba's father-in-law] buried my husband hurriedly," she was quoted as saying.
Had MohBad not been buried so quickly, “the autopsy would have been done, and I would have known everything that happened to my husband,” she reportedly added.
MohBad was a popular rapper. In 2021, he was listed in Audiomack's top 21 Afrobeat artists. His song "KPK (Ko Por Ke)" with Nigerian songwriter Rexxie was nominated three times for The Headies awards 2022, a local hip-hop music awards. Last September, he ranked number one on the Official Artiste Top 100 of Nigerian music and entertainment magazine TurnTable.