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Family Rejects Casket Brought By Son-in-law For Mother-in-law’s Burial

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Family Rejects Casket Brought By Son-in-law For Mother-in-law’s Burial

A family rejected a coffin brought by their son-in-law for his mother-in-law’s burial in Tombo Mbatie, in the Buruku Local Government Area of Benue State.

A Facebook user, Bem Raphael Aondongu, disclosed this via his page on Thursday.

According to him, the family rejected the casket because it was not beautiful, and too poor to bury a member of their family.

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He wrote, “Sons of a deceased mother rejected and threw away a casket brought by son-in-law from Wannue Tarkaa to Tombo Mbatie, Buruku BENUE state.

“In the early hours of today, an undisclosed family rejected a casket brought by son-in-law for the burial of mother-in-law.

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“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.

“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 below but only to be rejected.

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“According to the family of the deceased, they said the casked isn’t beautiful and too poor to bury a member of their family. You can see how they casket is turned upside down.”

Hammed Tajudeen is a graduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication

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