Soldiers Invade Lagos Burial, Disrupt Interment Of Corpse, Kill One Attendee

Some soldiers have reportedly killed a funeral attendee identified as David Chinonso, at Owode, Ogombo community, in the Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos State, during the burial of one late Mathew Ekpu.

The soldiers were said to have been about 15, when they arrived at the venue in an attempt to stop the corpse from being interred on the premises of the deceased.

Their invasion resulted to a confrontation, as one of the sons of the deceased, Victor, was hit in the head with an iron, while Chinonso was shot in the chest.

Punch, a Nigerian news outlet reports that the children of the deceased, accused their sibling, Richard, of leading the attack, which happened on Saturday, November 19, 2022.

One of the children, Victoria Abimbola, said Richard was planning to acquire their father’s house and had demanded that the deceased be buried in their hometown in Akwa Ibom State.

She said, “My father gave birth to 10 children, and before he died, he told us that Richard, his second son, built a house for him in our village. We were happy when we first heard until Richard told him that the house he built was in exchange for my father’s house in Lagos.

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