Omowunmi Aloba, the wife of late Nigerian singer IleriOluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, has told the Coroner Inquest sitting in Lagos State that there are reasons why Mohbad wasn’t taking him to the hospital initially before he died.
The wife revealed that the late singer Mohbad had a phobia for hospitals after his encounter with NDLEA, where he claimed he was given something poisonous to drink while he was in their custody.
She said he was so scared of the hospital to the extent that when she was to have her birthday, he convinced her to deliver at home.
In her words,”The reason why we didn’t take Mohbad to the hospital earlier was because he had a phobia for hospitals ever since the NDLEA issue happened that they gave him water and he landed at the hospital He was so scared of the hospital to the extent that when my delivery date was due, he was persuading me to deliver at home all because he didn’t want to enter the hospital. When Mohbad started vomiting and becoming weak and I screamed for help, someone offered to drive us to the hospital. As we were on our way to the hospital, It was me, Mohbad, Mohbad’s cameraman and one other guy that were in the vehicle with the driver.
We sat at the back with Mohbad making efforts to save his life. The driver stretched his hand to the back and held Mohbad’s hand. Then he told us that the hand was very cold. By then we had entered into traffic. We had to stop a bike man. One of the guys was with Mohbad in the bike while I took another bike and was following them. We got to the hospital and rushed him in.
The doctor and nurses attended to him immediately. After about 15 mins, the doctor came out and told us Mohbad was de*d. I was like what do you mean by de*d? Is that how people d!e? Someone that was still gisting with me some hours ago. What could have k!lled him? I didn’t believe the doctor. By then I already called Mohbad’s cousin who was in Ajah to come over. He got to the hospital after 20mins. Then we rushed Mohbad to another hospital and the doctor said he was brought in de*d”.
TIME OF GIST reported earlier that 37-year-old auxiliary nurse named Fisayo Ogedengbe, who was arrested in connection with the controversial death of singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, also known as Mohbad, has been sent back to custody by the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Yaba.
Allegedly, the nurse administered injections to the late singer, resulting in his death.
Similarly, the magistrate, Adeola Olatunbosun, ordered that Ayobani Sadiq, a friend of Mohbad who is also being held as a suspect in the case, should be returned to police custody.
According to the police, the investigation on the case is still ongoing, hence Olatunbosun adjourned the case till November 29 for DPP advice.