A Ugandan civil servant instructed his wife to bury him with a cash amount of Sh 6 million which is about N600k when converted to Nigerian naira. The money was meant to appease God for the deceased’s earthly sins.
52-year-old Charles Obong until his death was a senior personnel officer at the Ministry of Public Service for a decade. His son-in-law confirmed that his will stated that his wife should deposit a huge amount of money in his coffin.
The money was to be given to God on the Day of Judgment as an offertory so that his sins could be forgiven.
Even though the exact sin was not stated, he asked his brother and sister to ensure that his wife does as he instructed.
Uganda’s Daily Monitor news portal reports that he died after a protracted illness and was buried in his ancestral home in the northern Lira district of the country. The portal adds that the metallic coffin he was buried in cost Sh 500,000.
His will was however ‘violated’ over the weekend after his remains were exhumed and the money removed by his clan members.
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