-Says he never knew Mohbad grew up in his community
The traditional head of Oke – Eletu community in Ijede Local Council Development Area of Ikorodu Division, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, High Chief Adeniyi Ajayi, the Eletu of Oke – Eletu, has charged the panel constituted to unravel the mysterious death of the ace songwriter and musician, Ilerioluwa Aloba (Mohbad), on conducting proper investigation into his death, in ensuring that justice is served.
Chief Adeniyi, who said that he never knew that Mohbad grew up in his community, regretted his death and also commiserated with his family, especially his father and mother for the loss.
The Eletu of Oke – Eletu, whose palace is a stone throw to Mohbad father’s house, spoke with THE IMPACT on Wednesday, in his palace.
“I sympathise with the parents of Ilerioluwa Aloba who was popularly known as Mohbad. I cannot imagine what their state of minds would be at the moment after losing a grown up boy whom they suffered to raise to that level”, High Chief Adeniyi said.
“They can never wish to lose him at this moment, more so that he was a star whom everybody is listening to his music.
“I never knew that Mohbad lives in my community until his death. I never knew that he grew up here. He is was one of the light of this community, but unfortunately, we lost him.
“I discovered about him on the social media when people started talking about his travails and death. It was a painful development which touched everyone in this community. We are all with the family in our prayers.
“His father always come to this palace, and he never mention anything about him. He is very close to the palace. I never knew that we had such a star in Oke – Eletu.
“After his death, the Eletu palace has sent a powerful delegation to his father’s house to commiserate with the family”, Eletu said.
The Eletu of Oke – Eletu, charging the panel investigating Mohbad’s death, demanded that those involved in his death should be treated in accordance with the law.
“I want to use this medium to charge the panel set up to investigate his death, to do a proper job by questioning everyone that may be involved in one way or the other, in his death”, he said.
“There is nobody that is above the law, even if such person is not in the country. There is always way of bringing such back for interrogation.
“Mohbad’s death must be used to serve others that are fond of tormenting those under them, good lessons. Justice must be served.
“Every powerful man must be conscious of his acts and wrath of the people like we are seeing with the reactions being generated over Mohbad’s death”, Eletu added.
The traditional head also charged parents on the need to be closer to their children and support them in whatever that they are doing.
“There is so much lessons to be learnt in his travails and death. I will call on parents to always be supportive of their children in whatever that they do, and always monitor them and counsel them when necessary”, Eletu said.
“We have to stand with them spiritually, give them good counsel and know about their existence”.
Chief Adeniyi speaking on the motion moved by Rep. Babajimi Benson on Tuesday, commended the lawmaker for what he described as timely and necessary legislative intervention.