Why Rivers Billionaire, Chief Lulu-Briggs Is Yet To Be Buried
One Year After His Death Late High Chief OB Lulu-Briggs and his wife, Dr Seinye Lulu-Briggs December 27, 2019 will make it 365 days a Rivers State-born billionaire, High Chief O.B Lulu-Briggs passed on in Accra, Ghana and his remains are yet to be added back domestic and accorded a befitting burial in step with Kalabari culture and tradition. Lulu-Briggs, a philanthropist and founder of the Monu Polo Oil Prospecting Company handed on in December, 27, 2018 in Ghana. His stays have no longer been brought domestic for burial because individuals of his own family are locked in a cold struggle over the occasions surrounding his demise. His 2d son, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, invited the police to research the situations surrounding his father’s death. It become amassed that the fight among the circle of relatives members stalled the burial of the past due billionaire scheduled early this year. The widow of the deceased, Dr Seinye Lulu-Briggs, in a letter dated July, 2019 and addressed to the elders of the Briggs circle of relatives, appealed to them to provoke the process of interment of her late husband. In the letter, which became made to be had to our correspondent, Dr Briggs stated, “As the widow of Opuda Lulu-Briggs and the mom of Briggs family at large, I plead with you all to give attention to the reality that Opuda had handed on to glory due to the fact December 27, 2018. “This is seven months and he has no longer been buried. The reason that is justified or not isn’t for me to state here. What I pray is that God almighty may grant you adorn to showcase his counsel to your deliberation as it affects me and all my youngsters.’’ She entreated the circle of relatives to restart the method of according the deceased a befitting burial. Trouble started when the kinsmen of the deceased, below the aegis of Oruwari Briggs-Canoe House Abonnema, in an advertorial placed in May, 2019, raised the alarm over the whereabouts of the High Chief, who also doubled as the pinnacle of Oruwari Briggs. In the advertorial, signed by High Chief A.B Ajumogobia, Chief Ibim Masi Briggs, Chief Solomon W.Y Briggs and four others, Lulu-Briggs kinsmen said they didn’t know the whereabouts of their son, who become allegedly announced lifeless by using the family on December 27, 2018 at the same time as he was touring to Ghana. They stated that they did now not recognise whether he turned into lifeless or alive, including that given that he travelled to Ghana, they had no longer visible him in some thing state. They stated that if he became lifeless they must see his corpse and the mortuary receipts wherein it was kept, or his loss of life certificate. The 2nd son of the deceased, Dumo Lulu-Briggs and his stepmother are in a cold war over who would take custody of the corpse. While Dumo accused his stepmother of delaying the burial, the latter alleged that the problems regarding the deceased’s properties had been the main bone of contention. Many distinguished Nigerians, which include former presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Dr Goodluck Jonathan, had attempted to solve the matter, but the contending events appear not to come back to terms. In the midst of the protracted own family disaster that has not on time the burial of the Kalabari High Chief, the Rivers State Government has supplied to bury the octogenarian. Making the offer during a meeting with the human beings of Kalabari ethnic nationality on Wednesday at the Government House, Port Harcourt, Governor Nyesom Wike stated the Rivers State Government turned into interested in in accordance the past due philanthropist the honor he deserves. He stated, “I even instructed them to allow the Rivers State Government be answerable for the burial. All I need is peace.’’ He berated the ones he accused of allowing financial consideration to persuade their direction of thought on the overdue billionaire and philanthropist. “If Dumo calls you for a meeting, you will pass, if the girl calls you for a meeting, you’ll pass. What kind of machine is this? Nobody will say the truth because of cash. And how a whole lot is the cash? “How can any such man no longer be buried for three hundred and sixty five days? Not that they are looking for cash to bury him,’’ the governor said. He called on Kalabari leaders to set their differences apart and make certain that Chief Lulu-Briggs is buried. He stated, “How can a distinguished son of Kalabari stay inside the mortuary for twelve months and we’re all right here? Nobody can speak the truth. They have divided themselves. You collect money here and there and you can not talk the truth. “I even have intervened extra than three times but became disappointed by means of the wife. I actually have to mention really to all of you that I even have by no means received an insult like that in my life.’’ He stated the feuding events should permit the High Chief to be buried, after which they could hold the war for his homes. “Let the man be buried and everyone who is dragging houses can cross ahead. How can this sort of man not be buried for one year? He queried. Governor Wike appealed to the Amanyanabo of Abonnema, King Disrael Bob-Manuel and different leaders of the region to immediately interfere to solve the matter. Also, a group of legal specialists and beneficiaries of the benevolence of the late High Chief O. B. Lulu-Briggs has referred to as on his circle of relatives to bury their grand patron. The group made the call when they paid a condolence and solidarity visit to his widow, Dr. Mrs. Seinye O. B Lulu-Briggs and the O. B Lulu-Briggs family at their Port Harcourt residence. During the go to, the chief of the group, Mr. Jonas Iniayemana said, “As kids of Opuda, who, through the O. B. Lulu-Briggs F o u n d a t i o n, received his unquantifiable milk of human kindness and generosity in substantially supporting us and such a lot of others closer to the attainment of our career aspirations despite no longer even knowing most people nor having blood or ethnic affiliations with maximum people, we’re deeply saddened and find maximum worrisome, uncharitable and unacceptable, the undue delay in laying the remains of our father and grand benefactor to rest in mother earth. It is implausible that absolutely everyone can deprive relaxation to a man who dried the tears of limitless humans.’’ He appealed that the overdue High Chief Lulu-Briggs be buried within four weeks.