By Abimbola Ogunnaike
Drama occurred in Tombo Mbatie, in Buruku local government area of Benue State as a family was said to have rejected a coffin brought by their son in-law for the burial of his mother-in-law.
Bem Raphael Aondongu, a Facebook user, who disclosed this on his page, said the incident happened on Thursday, March 30, 2023.
“In the early hours of today, an undisclosed family rejected a casket brought by son in-law for the burial of mother in-law.
“As the TIV tradition demands, when a mother or a father dies, the first female child who is married is saddled with the responsibility to make provision for a casket for the burial of any of the deceased parents,”Aondongu said in the post
“And for the maintenance of tradition, the first female child in conjunction with her husband who is a son in-law to the deceased mother, tried as he could to bring this casket in the pictures above but only to be rejected.
“According to the family of the deceased, they said the casket isn’t beautiful and too poor to bury a member of their family. You can see how the casket is turned upside down.