Oct 21, 2021

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Big Trouble as Court Orders Navy not to Release Late Ex-governor’s Body for Burial

  • The remains of the late Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu are in the care of the Nigerian Navy according to a court order
  • This order was issued by a court in Lagos after the former governor’s wife filed a lawsuit against some of his relatives
  • Thereafter, the court ordered family members to refrain from any act that will mock the memory of the deceased

With the preparations for the funeral ceremony of the late Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu, a former military governor of Lagos, a supreme court in the state has one in top gear Restraining order issued.

The Ikeja Court on Thursday October 7th ordered the Nigerian Navy not to release the remains of the deceased for funeral, Guardian-Beri chte.

This ruling was read out by the presiding judge, Justice CA., Balogun, is caused by the struggle of relatives of the former governor over the right to participate in the funeral rites. < / p>

The court’s decision that prevented other family members from making a mockery of the deceased came after the lawsuit brought by Gladys Ndubuisi Kanu, Kanu’s second wife.

< p class = "align-left"> Kanu’s wife had asked the court to instruct the defendants not to threaten her as she finishes preparations for the ceremony scheduled for Saturday, October 16.

The court granted this request and decided:

“The right thing to do is to let justice prevail. The navy is not allowed to release the body of the deceased for the time being. We have to make sure we don’t ridicule an ex-governor. That is not necessary. “

Ex-military governor of Lagos and Imo, Ndubuisi Kanu, dies at the age of 77

Kanu had previously been reported dead Kanu died, according to one of his close allies, Joe Okei-Odumakin, on the morning of January 13th.

Speaking to journalists about the sad news, Okei-Odumakin said:

“I can confirm that he passed away. This is very sad news. A statement will be released shortly. “

At the time of this writing, nothing was known about the cause of death of the former governor.

Kanu was known to have joined the pro-democracy movement NADECO and was instrumental in the excitement that resulted in the cancellation of the presidential elections on June 12, 1993.