The father of the late Nigerian singer, Mohbad, has recently shared his account of the events surrounding his son’s unfortunate passing in an interview with BBC Yoruba.
During the interview, the father revealed that he had attempted to talk to Naira Marley himself, urging him to become a better influence on his son. He also recounted a moment when Naira Marley was seen having a meal with Mohbad, which deeply touched him.
However, his son had privately confided in him about Naira Marley’s evil side.
Additionally, the grieving father disclosed that his son had been a victim of physical abuse on multiple occasions.
The first time Mohbad was beaten, he reported the incident to the police, but no action was taken. Sadly, this cycle of fear and violence continued, with further incidents occurring, including one during a video shoot with Zlatan.
Desperate for justice, Mohbad’s father, who is a pastor, expressed his inability to take traditional measures due to his religious beliefs.
He even mentioned the possibility of a DNA test if required to uncover the truth.
In Mohbad’s father words;
“My son d!ed at about 3pm, nobody called me. By the time I got to his house, it was 10pm and I saw a lot of crowd. We were denied a police report at the station, We tried to take him to the mortuary but there was no space, I couldn’t be watching him in the house. I had to bury him. Nigerians should forgive me if I offended them. Nobody loves him like me. I have never seen Samlarry before in my life. The first day I went to Naira Marley’s house, Mohbad was eating and Naira picked a spoon and was eating with him. This really touched me that he loved him so much but my son told me Naira was evil. When I went to Naira’s room to beg him to forgive my son whatever he might have done, I didn’t know he was recording me. The first time Samlarry ever beat him, he told me not to say anything, he reported at the police station but nothing was done. Since then he had always been living with fear. He was beaten again during his video shoot with Zlatan. I need justice for him. As a Pastor, I can’t fight this traditionally because of my religion. If they want to do the DNA test, let them do it.”