Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, has criticized those condemning the father of the late Nigerian rapper, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, a.k.a Mohbad, for burying him a day after his death.
Politics Nigeria reports that MohBad, who died under mysterious circumstances on September 12, was buried a day later.
Most netizens have continued to condemn MohBad’s father for laying his late son to rest so quickly with others accusing Mr Aloba of involvement in the singer’s death.
Reacting to the condemnation that has trailed the burial, Seun Kuti said that Mohbad’s father is only receiving condemnation over the development due to his poverty.
According to him, if the same decision was taken by a rich man, it wouldn’t have stirred such backlash from Nigerians.
He questioned why any sane father would want to keep the corpse of his dead son for days.
Speaking in Pidgin, he said: “In this whole Mohbad issue, poverty is playing a big role.
“People are saying na Mohbad papa kill am because he buried him early. Who wan dey look his son dead body for 2, 3 days.
“If na Otedola pikin die and he bury am overnight, wetin anybody go talk here? No be sey una go dey give am condolences visit for house?”
“Instead of us to be consoling the man, we are making him evil that can kill his son. Somebody that just lost his child. You like the boy pass am na hin dem dey bully the boy all these days and you no talk anything.”