Falana & Falana Chambers has petitioned the Lagos state police command over the alleged death threats against the wife and son of the late singer Mohbad. Mohbad died on September 12 and was buried the following day. The circumstances surrounding his death have continued to stir up controversies. In a letter addressed to Fayoade Adegoke, the state commissioner of police, the law firm of the human rights lawyer Femi Falana said Omowunmi and Liam are being threatened by some social media users.
Falana’s chamber claimed the singer’s wife has “continued to receive death threats” from seven users of Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. The seven users the petition was against are: “Westo Adekunle Adejumo, Peckins Rules, Larry Omodia (African TV), Arifanlajogunomoagba, Bukola Jesse, Kudi Alowonle (Yeye Kudi Courtroom) and Themuicpivot”. In the petition dated December 28, the law firm requested that Mohbad’s wife and son be protected from cyberbullying and defamation of character.
“Request for the intervention of the office of the commissioner of police, Lagos state command on the threat to lives, cyberbullying, criminal defamation of character of Cynthia Omowunmi Aloba and Liam Aloba and conduct likely to provoke breach of public peace,” the law firm wrote. “Your office would recall that llerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad died in September 2013 under questionable circumstances. “The remains of the late singer have since been deposited at the mortuary after the completion of the autopsy on his body, which was exhumed.
“The coroner’s inquest to ascertain the circumstances surrounding his death is still ongoing at the coroner’s court. “While the deceased’s wife Mrs Cynthia Wunmi Aloba continues to mourn the death of her late husband, she has continued to receive death threats from anonymous phone callers and the following users of Facebook, Instagram and Tiktok, among others.
“Westo Adekunle Adejumo, Peckins Rules, Larry Omodia (African TV), Arifanlajogunomoagba, Bukola Jesse, Kudi Alowonle (Yeye Kudi Courtroom) and Themuicpivot.” On September 21, Mohbad’s body was exhumed by the police for autopsy. The results of the autopsy are yet to be released to the public.