Nearly three months have passed since Mohbad’s death was announced on social media, sending people into a frenzy. Suspects were detained and then released, an autopsy was started, a coroner’s inquest was scheduled, and there was a ton of family drama on social media. However, many social media users expressed their disdain at the way the police, the late star’s family, and the Lagos State Government have handled his issue in a recent piece of news that went viral. Actress Tonto Dikeh, who has been leading the charge to see justice done, writes an open letter to Mohbad’s father expressing her concerns about claims that he was paid between N10,000 and N15,000 for interviews.
The late Mohbad’s father, Mr Joseph Aloba, was charging payments before giving interviews over his son’s death, the actress disclosed in a lengthy and heartfelt statement. To obtain money, Aloba is also charged with entering into a deal with African TV and working with them to create a phoney foundation under Mohbad’s name. She criticized Mohbad’s father for trivializing his son’s death and interfering with the justice that Nigerians were seeking for the young musician through his interviews and brief fame in an open letter that was posted on Tonto Dikeh’s page. As justice is still pending, online users continued discussing diverse viewpoints in circles and comment sections.