Government official buried with N17 million allegedly to “bribe” God
By Osahon Ibizugbe
The man identified as, Charles Obong, who planned to bribe God in other to enter heaven was buried with 200 million Ugandan Shillings (N17 million). It was reported that the money was supposed to be used by the deceased to ask for forgiveness for his sins on earth.
In his will, Obong stated that the money had been deposited to his wife, asking her to put it in his coffin during his burial. Obong, who was buried in a metallic coffin estimated to have cost nearly N15 million, had also ordered in the will that his brother and sister should be present to ensure his wife follows his testament to the letter and secure the money in his coffin. The wife had also planned to bury him with another Ugandan Shillings 300 million (N25 million) so that he could enjoy it in heaven.
According to Daily monitor, he had feared that his sins during his time in government service would condemn him to hell. “He planned to convey the money to God as an offertory so that the Almighty Father could forgive his sins and save him from hellfire.”
Sadly for Obong, he did not get the chance to send the money to God, as his clansmen exhumed the body and removed the money terming it as a taboo to bury someone with money.
Wonders shall never end! Is it possible to bribe God with money?