Oba Elegushi denies fathering Mohbad’s child, Liam

The Elegushi of Ikate Elegushi Kingdom, Oba Saheed Elegushi, has refuted claims that he is the biological father of Liam Aloba, the son of late singer, Mohbad and his wife, Omowunmi.

A TikToker, Oloriebimusicproduction2, leveled the allegation his page, and suggested that the traditional ruler might be implicated in the death of Mohbad, owing to the paternity issue.

The TikTok user also accused Oba Elegushi of leveraging his influence to obstruct justice for the late music star, who died last year at the age of 27.

Mohbad Oba Elegushi

Reacting, in a statement released by his media adviser, Deyemi Saka on Friday, the monarch said the rumours were baseless accusations and a desperate attempt to tarnish his reputation.

Oba Elegushi, while extending condolences to Mohbad’s family, implored members of the public not to entangle the traditional institution in the paternity dispute.

The statement reads; “We would like to respond to a new desperate attempt at dragging His Royal Majesty, Oba Saheed Elegushi, into the needless paternity dispute over the son of Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.

“The widely syndicated falsehood was promoted by some persons with the underlisted profile on the social media app TikTok, namely: Oloriebimusicproduction2, PEKINS RULES, and WESTO4LIVE. Also, the same falsehood is being promoted by Auto Success Ola, Olubukola Jesse, Teni Ologo, and Tolani Ilesanmi.

“This is to inform the public that the allegation is false and a figment of the wicked imaginations of these persons. HRM Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi, through his lawyers, has filed a petition against these persons with the Nigeria Police and other relevant security agencies in a bid to enforce his fundamental human rights and protect him from cyber bullies, while he is hopeful the Nigeria Police will collaborate with relevant international security organisations in this quest for redress.

“It must be stated emphatically that Oba Elegushi, just like many Nigerians, is saddened by the sudden demise of Mohbad, and demands a thorough investigation and a quick dispensation of justice.

“While we pray to Almighty God to grant the Alobas the immense strength to bear this painful loss, we urge people to refrain from dragging the integrity of His Royal Majesty, Oba Saheed Elegushi, and the revered traditional institution he represents into public disrepute”.