Billionaire businessman, Chief Emeka Offor, on Friday, 18th Nov, 2016 buried his late father, Benneth Offor in a pure gold casket reportedly costing N15 million in an elaborate ceremony in Anambra State.
The event, took place at the All Saint Anglican Church, Irefi Oraifite area of the state, and attracted several dignitaries from all works of life including several clergies.
Notable guests at the occasion were; the former National Chairman of APGA and APGA Senatorial Candidate for Anambra Central, Chief Dr. Victor Umeh OFR, Ohamadike Ndigbo; Sen. Emma Anosike; APGA gubernatorial candidate for Abia state (in the last general election), Chief Dr. Alex Otti, Governor of Anambra, Willie Obiano amongst others.
Late Sir Benneth Offor who served the Nigerian Police meritoriously and retired after 35 years of service is the father to Chief Emeka Offor, Chairman of Chrome Group of Companies. The businessman controls a large business empire which spans power, oil and gas and other areas of the economy but this latest show of extravagance has left many Nigerians reacting.
While some Nigerians are of the opinion that the billionaire is at liberty to spend his money as he likes and in whatever manner he deems fit, others condemned what they described as a waste of money and resources of the part of the billionaire in buying such an expensive casket.
In reaction, a Facebook user, Gabriel Omonhinmin thinks Emeka Offor’s father, would have been much happier in his grave if the money was given as a revolving loan to some youths in that community.
Another user, Okorie Ikechukwu is of the opinion that the casket is valueless and useless once it’s being lowered into the grave. He says Chief Emeka should be mindful of the grave, for the activities of gold-mongers.
In the same vein, Obi Nkechi Agnes, another Facebook user says his corpse would be exhumed very soon by young boys who know its worth.
Irrespective of what anyone thinks, Chief Emeka Offor who says his father was a very nice man and gave him so much encouragement definitely believes his father deserved such an honorary burial from him.