After a protracted legal tussle (that lasted almost two years) involving his widow (Seinye) and
some of his sons (led by the eldest, Dumo) and some members of the family, the body of late Oil mogul and billionaire High Chief, O.B Lulu-Briggs will be finally laid to rest this weekend in his native home Abonema in Rivers State. Late Lulu-Briggs' remains will be committed to mother earth this Saturday, March 13 at his compound in Abonnema, what will be the climax of a state burial. The late patriarch of the Oruwari ruling family died in Accra, Ghana on of December 27, 2018, saying that at the age of 88.
Late February last year the Supreme Court of Ghana had by a unanimous decision, upheld the jurisdiction of the an Accra High Court in ordering the release of the body of the late businessman and philanthropist to his family for burial. Mrs. Seinye Lulu-Briggs, widow of the late High Chief Lulu-Briggs, had challenged the jurisdiction of the High Court presided over by Court of Appeal judge, Justice Eric Kyei-Baffour, sitting with additional responsibility as a High Court Judge, to make orders he had hoped that the protracted litigation surrounding the controversial death of the old man, would come to an end.
The late High Chief O.B. Lulu-Briggs, allegedly died shortly on arrival in Accra on December, 27, 2018 while travelling with Mrs. Seinye Lulu-Briggs, however litigation between his biological family led by three of his adult sons; (Dumo Lulu-Briggs, Senibo Lulu-Briggs, and Sofiri Lulu-Briggs) and the widow over who has the right to hold funeral rites and bury him, has meant that the body remains in the cold rooms of the Enterprise Funeral Services Ghana Limited at Haatso in Accra. While the widow, has maintained the old man died naturally, the sons suspect otherwise.
Following the ruling of the Ghana apex court, Dumo and the family had taken custody of the remains of their patriarch and series of meetings were held to resolve others issues to ensure he was given a befitting burial.
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