Lulu-Briggs’ funeral date was announced two years after her death.
The late business tycoon, philanthropist and industrialist, Supreme Chief Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs will finally be buried on March 13, 2021, more than two years after his death, IgbereTV reported.
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The organization of the burial was announced by Oruvari Briggs Abonnem’s home in the Akuku Toru metropolitan area in Rivers State.
Until his death, the late Lulu-Briggs was also the High Chief of House Oruvari in Abonnema.
If it weren’t for the controversy and controversy that followed his death, including litigation in the courts of Nigeria and Ghana over where the deceased actually died and over the possession of his remains, the oil and gas industry player would be buried for a while.
The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent restrictions by the federal and state governments on funerals and commemorations have further lengthened the final burial rites.
Dumo Chieftain Lulu-Briggs (center) flanked by Acting Head of House Oruvari Briggs and Council of Chiefs members Briggs Oruvari at a press conference
Speaking at a press conference in Abonnem on behalf of Oruwari Briggs House, attorney Ibim Dokubo said that when, on December 23, 2019, the Ghana High Court ruled that the body of the supreme leader would be handed over to a family led by Chief Dumo. Lulu-Briggs, the case was appealed to the Supreme Court before the body was finally delivered on March 16, 2020, in the midst of Covid-19.
He said, “We are delighted to announce the news that the late High Chieftain Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs, OON, DCF, DSSRS, Iniikeiroari V of the Kingdom of Calabari and High Chieftain of House Abonnema Oruvari Briggs will be devoted to Mother Earth. Saturday 13 March 2021
“The main reason we could not plan the burial ceremony was that for over fifteen months we could not take into custody the remains of High Chief O.B Lulu-Briggs due to a series of court cases that denied family custody. over the body The controversy over the disappearance of our boss Paramount was widely reported in the media.
“Even when the High Court of Ghana ruled on 23 December 2019 that the body of the monarch was handed over to a family led by Dumo chief Lulu-Briggs, the case was appealed to the Supreme Court before the body was finally transferred on 16 March 2020, prevailing restrictions await. Covid.
“The overwhelming majority of the opinions were that we had to wait for the Covid-19 restrictions to be eased because the chief chief OB Lulu-Briggs was a versatile person who has positively touched many lives.
“He was a civil servant, union leader, politician, businessman, benefactor par excellence and a very high leader. It would therefore be a serious disservice to his memory to deny his legion of friends and co-workers the opportunity to honor him at his funeral. ”
According to him, a large funeral commission was created to implement “an order to give the patriarch such a well-deserved honor.”
Lawyer Ibim Dokubo reads his speech at the press conference.
Speaking also, the son of the deceased, who is also the head of the House of Young Briggs and the family of O.B. Lulu-Briggs, Dumo Chieftain Lulu-Briggs praised Rivers State Governor Nyesoma Vayk for his tireless efforts to resolve controversial issues. and also to agree on the state burial of the father.
According to him, their late father represents so many different interests that it is quite appropriate that they properly buried his status, especially since people are expected from different parts of the world.
Source: – Igbere TV