New document obtained by the Atlantic Post reveals that Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs met the preconditions ordered by the High Court of Ghana for the release of the mortal remains of the late oil magnate, High Chief O B Lulu-Briggs since December, 2019, contrary to claims by Seinye Lulu-Briggs.
The document, accompanied with a statement, was obtained from the Spokesman to Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, Mr Sotonye Ijuaye Dagogo.
Recall that in December of 2019 after a year long legal tussle over the mortal remains of the late High Chief O B Lulu-Briggs, the High court of Ghana had ordered thus;
1: That Seinye Lulu-Briggs release the mortal remains to the family through the second oldest son Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs and family
2: That Seinye Lulu-Briggs, the applicant also appoints two representatives to represent her at the burial plans meetings while she performs her duties according to the custom of Kalabari people as a widow.
Seinye Lulu-Briggs who had prayed the court that she will be needing an assurance from the family that she will not be put through any form of crude burial practice and to that effect would need the court to order her step son Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs to sign an undertaking to that effect.
The court went ahead and ordered that;
3: Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs sign and deposit an undertaking with the High Court and the Ghana Police Service that Dr Mrs Seinye Lulu-Briggs will not be made to pass through any crude customs.
A demand which documents obtained from the court shows that the undertaking was deposited with the court and the police service on the 24th of December 2019 , duly signed by Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs.
Seinye Lulu Briggs on the other hand had taken to newspapers and airwaves claiming through her spokesman that Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs had not met the pre-conditions of the High Court.
Subsequently, Seinye had gone ahead as events revealed, whilst playing the victim whereas, as it now appears, she was the antagonist, approached an appeal court to quash the ruling of the High Court of Ghana, according to a statement by Dumo Lulu-Briggs’ spokesman.
“Another case which she lost and she went ahead to approach the Supreme Court of Ghana. At the Supreme Court, the justices of the Supreme Court of Ghana dismissed all cases regarding the Lulu-Briggs family and ordered that the orders of the High Court of Ghana be adhered to.
“The Supreme Court also ordered that Seinye Lulu-Briggs also deposit the autopsy report which she claimed she had done to coroners court and let an inquest into the cause of death be established as ruled by high court.
“A decision which did not sit well with Seinye Lulu-Briggs who earlier in the week had held a meeting with the Inspector General of the Nigeria Police Force where she signed an undertaking that she would withdraw all cases against Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs and the entire Oruwari Briggs family and return to status quo as ordered by the High Court of Ghana.
“Seinye, is reported to have been out of public view as she is holed up in her Ghana mansion where she uses as her residential address currently in all her suits in various courts.
“Investigations also reveals that Seinye has other cases with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC and also other issues of forgery of documents and forceful sales of properties not belonging to her.
“Seinye who also doubles as an evangelist has been caught many times in various lies and campaigns of calumny against the family of her late husband and even the Executive Governor of Rivers state HE Nyesom Wike.
“Seinye is currently before another court which is in total violation of her undertaking which she signed and deposited with the office of the Inspector General of the Nigeria Police Force in Ghana where she seeks to quash the coroners court inquest into the possible cause of death of her late husband.
“This has thrown the entire family into a confused state as they do not know if they will be able to get custody of the mortal remains of their father , grandfather and chief for burial.
“Speaking to newsmen in his port harcourt residence on Monday, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs informed reporters that he has been morally harassed by Seinye’s spokesman both on radio and physically in the office of the IG of Nigeria Police Force but he is unperturbed as the only important thing to him and his brothers and family is to get custody of the mortal remains of their late father and proved to give him a befitting burial.
“Asked if he has any plans to deny his step mother her rightful place as widow of the late High Chief, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs reiterated that she will forever remain the wife of his late father and will always have her place in the family and her roles as widow will not be usurped by anyone regardless of how she has treated the name and memory of their father,” Mr Sotonye Dagogo further stated.