COVID-19: Give us bone of our king for proper burial, family begs Rivers govt

COVID-19: Give us bone of our king for proper burial, family begs Rivers govt

By Davies Iheamnachor

PORT HARCOURT: The quick household of the Late King of Akpor Kingdom, in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, His Royal Majesty, King Anele Orlu Oriebe, who was alleged to have died of Covid-19 has pleaded with the federal government of the state to launch bones of the late king for correct burial in his kingdom.

It was reported that the state Ministry of Health in keeping with the Covid-19 protocol had buried the king on the cemetery with out data of the dominion on the grounds that he was Covid-19 optimistic.

However, the household regretted that their father was buried by the federal government on the cemetery with out their consent, including that the king didn’t die of Covid-19 as claimed by the state authorities, somewhat on account of accident problems.

Speaking, Elder Kingsley Kinika Orlu, head of the household and quick elder brother to the late king, condemned the state authorities for burying the Akpor king in a shameful method.

Kingsley acknowledged that it was a taboo in Ikwerre land for a king to be buried exterior his kingdom, calling on well-meaning people to prevail on the federal government to permit them excavate the grave of the king and decide some bones to conduct conventional burial rites.

He stated: “We the quick household of the king condemn the burial of our king of the federal government. This has not occurred earlier than in Ikwerre land.

“It is a taboo in Akpor that he’s buried exterior the group. It is taboo. We name on well-meaning Nigerians to assist us to plead with the federal government. They ought to give us even whether it is his bone so he can come again to his kingdom.

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Kingsley claimed that the king didn’t die of Covid-19, stating that the act was an injustice in opposition to the Akpor kingdom.

“The king didn’t die of Covid-19. His loss of life is on account of accident he had in 2017. He went to the hospital that day on his personal on Saturday however died on Monday.

“There was no relaxation carried out to show that he had Covid-19. It was when he died that we noticed three males who got here to the mortuary to take his pattern. We didn’t see the check outcome.

“The injust against our monarch is unbelievable. Even if it is his bone they should give us for burial. It is no longer speculation that he has been buried.”

He additional regretted that Covid-19 staff has not visited the household for contact tracing or testing, including that contamination of the compound has not been carried out.

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