Following the controversy surrounding the death of Promise Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, the Senior Pastor of Awaiting the Second Coming of Jesus Christ Ministry, Pastor Adewale Giwa, has stated that the police need not waste time.
According to the cleric, in various clips that have gone viral, the musician had already revealed those who had been after his life, coupled with the petition he wrote a few months before his death.
While speaking on the issue, the popular pastor faulted the role the father of the deceased has been playing since his death.
Giwa emphasised that the father should not have rushed to bury the deceased, considering the developments leading to his death, particularly that he was a celebrity.
“Since the incident happened, I’ve not slept. I don’t know him, and I’ve never met him. The circumstances surrounding his death are baffling.
“I’ve carefully studied and watched different videos concerning him, and responsible parents do not fold their arms and watch their children murdered without trying to bring the culprits to justice.
“I don’t know what has befallen Nigeria; I don’t know what has befallen the music industry in Nigeria. Why do you want to be famous at all costs? This should be a lesson to the upcoming artists to take their time and not rush to be famous. It is a great lesson.
“I want to urge the Inspector General of Police to immediately order his men. He doesn’t need to wait for any investigation to be conducted. In the videos I’ve watched, the guy himself disclosed his enemies; he mentioned them. So they don’t need to wait for any investigation before going ahead and arresting whoever is involved in the death of the boy.
“I also want to plead with the Inspector General of Police to, as a matter of urgency, exhume the body of Mohbad and conduct an autopsy examination. The videos where he was tormented to the point of death are baffling,” he said.
Giwa further stressed that “confraternity has taken over both Christian and secular music in Nigeria. Unless you belong, you cannot make headway; that is rubbish. This nonsense has to be stopped.
“The father of the deceased shouldn’t have hurriedly buried him just like that. What the father should have done was to contact the police authority and let them know how his son was killed. But I don’t think he did that. He should have waited and reported the issue to the police before he went ahead and buried the young man. In that aspect, he failed as a father. He ought to have found out the actual course of his son’s death. He made the greatest mistake.
“It is not too late; the police know what to do. They buried him a few days ago, and he is still fresh. They can go right now and bring out his dead body and conduct an autopsy on him.
“If the father had really played the role of a father in the life of the young man, he wouldn’t have hurriedly buried him. This is a lesson to parents out there, too, to do their best to take good care of their children.”