Area father/entertainer, Charly Boy Oputa recently lost his father, Justice Chukwudifu Oputa, to the cold hands of death. In a recent chat with Vanguard, when asked if he would mind a state burial for his late father, here’s what he said:
“My father’s death should not be used for politics because I will resist any attempt to hijack the burial plans by politicians. My father was not a politician when he was alive. This is a warning to those who are already making plans to use his death to advance their political careers.
When he was sick, nobody visited him in the hospital except his family. Whatever arrangement, anybody is making, the family must be carried along. I will not hesitate to embarrass anybody who wants to take the family for granted. I am not against the federal government giving my father a state burial because he deserved it, but the family must be carried along in whatever plans they are making. Meanwhile, we are yet to announce the burial arrangements.”