Allegedly, N1 million (one million naira) was given to a Nigerian woman during a funeral rite in the south-east.
According to reports, she and her siblings buried their deceased father in their hometown with honor.
The woman took the lead throughout the funeral procession, and she received a set of pricey wrappers as compensation.
She can be seen dancing while holding the deceased’s photo and is surrounded by mourners in a video that has gone viral on social media.
As part of the tradition of honoring the “Ada,” the family’s first daughter, two men who are believed to be her brothers were also seen throwing wrappers at her.
Watch the clip below:
This is one of the ways you know a good Ada. To us a woman is always a family member. She is a god (NwaAda). Igbo men always turn up for their sisters. The girl in the video looks like the only girl and her brothers turned up for her. pic.twitter.com/WmJv3lt1Xl
— Nwoke Agulu (Anyafurugo 🦅) (@OkoyeCardinal) July 7, 2023
Other incidents include the family of Taiye Atobiloye, a Kwara State Police inspector who passed away in a cell at the Kogi State Police Command’s “D Division” after being detained, suing for N20 million in damages.
According to reports, the officer was detained at Lokoja’s Zone 8 Command because he had missed two days of work. A.G. Ademola-Bank, an attorney for the family, claimed in a statement that the police had committed an “abominable” act by being “negligent and insensitive to the deceased’s medical condition, which resulted in his untimely death.”
He claimed that the family had acknowledged the inspector’s body at the Lokoja Federal Medical Centre and had given their approval for an autopsy in order to ascertain the cause of death.
The family requested N20 million in compensation in addition to a thorough investigation into the cause of the inspector’s death, a public apology, the immediate payment of all owed benefits, and funding for the inspector’s funeral.
Atobiloye, a member of the Oke Onigbin Division in Kwara State, was reportedly sent for a month’s worth of “Quick Intervention” duty to Kogi.
The police officer with service number 232980, however, went missing without leave for two days a month after returning to duty but was later located. Atobiloye was imprisoned in a cell as a penalty for his unapproved absence.
According to a source, the policeman lingered in the cell for eight days before passing away while being held.
According to the source, every month, the Zone 8 Command selects police officers from each division and assigns them to perform special duties at the Zone 8 Command in Lokoja. After one month, the officers are expected to return home.
Atobiloye, a member of the Oke Onigbin Division’s police force, was assigned to the Zone 8 Command in Lokoja. However, after returning to duty, he missed two days of work and was penalized by spending about eight days in a cell.
Police officers discovered that he had died in the cell after checking on him there. He was likely the only person in the cell because only infraction-related police officers are typically held there.
Ruth Awi, the Zone 8 Command’s spokeswoman, asserted that Atobiloye absconded from duty after reporting for special duty at the command and was missing for two days before being discovered drunk by police.