Claim: Mohbad is getting a haircut for his reburial.
Verdict: Even though an autopsy has been conducted, Mohbad’s body is currently retained at the morgue under the supervision of the police. The family has not yet been permitted a second burial. Hence, the claim is false.
Winnie Bryce, a Facebook user, posted a reaction video with the impression that Mohbad is being prepared for his second burial. In the 56-second clip, a man gives a haircut to a corpse in a blue casket. Although the head of the deceased male was visible, the video did not show his face. Ms Bryce captioned her post with “Mohbad having his hair shaved.”
Famously known as Mohbad, Ilerioluwa Aloba, a Nigerian artiste, became a public discourse when his death was announced on Sept. 12, 2023. After his demise, controversies about the demand for justice persisted.
This recent information has garnered over 17,000 likes and 891 shares on Facebook. Like others debunked by DUBAWA, this particular one has also generated confusion and heated arguments among other users. We, therefore, decided to conduct this verification to establish the truth.
On Sept. 21, 2023, Mr Aloba, who had initially been buried, was exhumed by the Lagos State Police Command as part of a probe into the cause of his “mysterious” death. The same day, the Nigeria Police Force also confirmed the conclusion of an autopsy on the singer’s remains. Likewise, the public was promised further information as soon as results were available.
As of Sept. 28, 2023, Nigerian Tribune reported how Mr Aloba received a free casket, hall, discount for vault, and other services as famous actresses Iyabo Ojo and Tonto Dikeh began preparations for his second burial. Ms Ojo, however, made it clear on her Instagram page that a date has not been fixed for the burial as the body is still with the police.
“The body is still with them. There is no date yet fixed for his final burial. But finally, when they get to be done with the body, they will get to the family. The family will fix a date, and then we will announce it.”
Since the results of the autopsy conducted by the police are not yet out, the remains of Mr Aloba are still in law enforcement custody. Truly, Iyabo Ojo and other close associates of Mohbad have begun preparations for his reburial, but they have also made it clear that no date has been fixed. The video showcasing where a man is getting a haircut does not belong to the singer. The claim is false.