It was the scene of a mild drama at a burial event after it was alleged that a man buried wood in place of his brother in Nnewi area of Anambra state.
The deceased identified as late Mr. Sunday Nwosu of Otolo Nnewi, was the eldest brother of Mr Ikechukwu Nwosu a.k.a Ikechukwunyelu of Obiuno Otolo Nnewi, in Nnewi North local government area of Anambra State.
Going by reports, late Mr Sunday Nwosu died almost 3 years ago (on the 10th of January 2016). His younger brother reportedly claimed and had been telling the family all this while that his brother’s corpse was in the mortuary. And he didn’t have the money yet to bury him.
But on Friday, being the 23rd of November 2018, Mr Ikechuchkwu Nwosu invited few friends to a funeral service without the approval of his kinsmen.
He brought back the supposed corpse of his brother Mr. Sunday and instructed it shouldn’t be opened.
It was gathered that the younger sister came without notice and forcefully opened the casket. And behold it was not Sunday’s corpse that was in the casket but a carved wood supposed to be that of their late brother.
Amidst her cries and laments there, no action was taken. And Mr Ikechukwu still went ahead to with the burial.
Now, some villagers want Mr Ikechukwu Nwosu to be arrested and asked where the corpse of his brother is.