Connect with us


Govt Thwarts Plans To Bury Man Inside Anambra Forest



Plans to bury one Chike Anakor inside a forest has been thwarted by the Anambra State Ministry of Women and Social Welfare.

The widow of the deceased, Mrs Amarachi Anakor, had earlier reported to the ministry that her in-laws planned to bury her late husband inside a forest.

Mrs Amarachi told the Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Mrs Ify Obinabo that her late husband’s father and brother, Obi Anakor and Vincent Anakor, had refused to allow her bury her late husband in their compound but insisted they bury him in a forest.

She noted that she had exhausted every possible option to make them change their minds but it all failed.

“I’m a native of Ifitedunu in Dunukofia Local Government Area and my late husband, Chike Anakor, is from Umunya in Oyi Local Government Area.

“My in-laws were the first people I notified when my husband died but I was shocked when they told me that my husband was stripped of his rights when he was alive, hence he will not be buried in the compound,” she said.

Speaking to newsmen on the incident, the commissioner said she invited the families and kinsmen after the widow reported the matter to her office.

“At the meeting, the Anakor family were given seven days to fix a date for the burial of late Chike Anakor but their representative, Vincent Anakor, disagreed with the resolution

“The Ministry with the support of their kinsmen from Umuosegbu kindred in Ajakpani, Umunya, led by Mr Chukwujekwu Olie, have fixed Friday, Nov. 10 for the burial,” she said.

Obinabo said that Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s administration had zero tolerance for any form of inhumane act and injustice against women and called on the parties to embrace peace and bury the dead appropriately.


Facebook Comments

Copyright © 2021