Alamieyeseigha didn’t fake his death, to be buried March 26- Cousin says
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.
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