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Mohbad: Court to hear suit seeking DNA test for singer’s son

Late Mohbad’s wife, Omowunmi reveals why she became an enemy to her father-in-law
The family also prayed the court to direct Mrs Omowunmi Aloba to present herself and Master Liam Aloba for the DNA test

The family of late Ilerioluwa Aloba popularly known as Mohbad says its suit seeking a Deoxyribonucleic Acid test for Liam, the singer’s son will soon be heard by court.

This is as the family’s legal team disclosed that the Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ikorodu, Lagos State, is set to adjudicate on the matter.

The development is contained in a statement signed by a member of the family’s legal team, Monisola Odumosu.

Recall that the deceased singer’s father, Joseph Aloba, had disclosed that he had filed a suit seeking a DNA test for his grandson, Liam.

He stated that Aloba was seeking 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.

The statement read, “A date has been fixed for mention of the DNA test application requested by the family of the late ace pop singer, Mr Ilerioluwa Promise Oladimeji Aloba (also known as Mohbad), who died September 12, 2023, in an unusual circumstance. All necessary legal apparatus are (sic) in place to see to the success of the matter.

“The application is at the Family Court of the Ikorodu Magistrate Court (MKD/31/FAM/2024), Joseph Aloba v Cynthia Omowunmi Aloba. The family, represented by the deceased father, is seeking an order of the court directing that a deoxyribonucleic acid test be conducted concerning the paternity of Master Liam Aloba, an alleged son of Mr Ilerioluwa Promise Oladimeji Aloba (deceased), in a recognised and accredited government or private medical facility within Lagos State, Nigeria at the expense of the applicant.”

According to Odumosu, the family also prayed the court to direct Mrs Omowunmi Aloba to present herself and Master Liam Aloba for the DNA test.

The legal team added that 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.

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

“According to the process server, those from whom enquiries were made to serve the process on her said she had not been seen in the house recently. The legal team has said they will look at an alternative method to ensure that all the court processes are legally served on her,” it added.

Mohbad died at the age of 27 under controversial circumstances with his death eliciting outrage among members of the public.

Being a former record label signee of Marlian Music owned by Naira Marley, Mohbad left the label in February 2022.

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

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