Major Graham Naingba (rtd), the Traditional Ruler of Amassoma kingdom and the first cousin of former Bayelsa state governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, says the funeral of the former governor who died last October, will commence on March 24th and end on March 26th.
The monarch who is from Alamieyeseigha’s village, said the deceased would have been buried on November 16 last year, the day he would have marked his 63 birthday but it was put off because of preparations for the state governorship election and lack of agreement between the state government and the deceased’s family.
According to The Nation, the Monarch discredited reports that Alamieyeseigha faked his death to avoid being extradited to the UK. According to him, anyone who fakes his or her death in their village will die. He said although the Chiefs in their community is yet to see his corpse, the former governor’s death is true
“Alamieyeseigha is truly dead. I have heard people who claimed that he faked his death. It is not true. In Ogboin community, we don’t fake our death. If anybody claims that he is dead and he eventually comes back, the person cannot live for more than three months. It is our tradition. If you fake your death, you are gone because you cannot live again. Even if the whole world says he is not dead, I the traditional ruler of this community will tell you that he is dead.”he said