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Mohbad’s Father Speaks On Son’s Death; Begs Nigerians For “Forgiveness”

In an interview with BBC Yoruba, the father of the late Nigerian musician Mohbad spoke out about all that happened on the day of his son’s tragic death. He recounted how he had even tried to persuade Naira Marley to change his behaviour to provide a better example for his son.

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He continued by describing how, at that moment, he was moved to tears when he saw Naira Marley dining with his son Mohbad. But he was aware that Naira Marley had a darker side, having learned this from his son. The distressed parent said that his son had been physically abused several times. He acknowledged that nothing was done after initially reporting Mohbad’s beating to the authorities. More violent incidents continued in this pattern of fear, one of which happened during a Zlatan music shoot. Mohbad’s father expressed his desperate desire for justice but stated that he could not pursue it the “traditional way” due to his religious beliefs. He even mentioned possibly doing a DNA test to discover the truth.

In Mohbad’s father’s words;

“My son d!ed at about 3 pm, nobody called me. By the time I got to his house, it was 10 pm 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.”

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