Will wonders ever cease to end as we stumble upon this real live story of a 52-year old Uganda politician who requested that upon his death, millions of cash must be placed inside his coffin so he can use it to redeem his soul before God.
The deceased, Charles Obong, worked as a senior personnel officer in the ministry of Public Service from 2006 to 2016. According to report, Obong who died on December 17, 2016, after a long illness, saved more than Shs200 million to bribe the Almighty Father on Judgement Day so He could forgive his earthly sins.
He was reportedly buried at his ancestral home at Adag-ani village, Bar-pii parish, Aromo Sub-county in Lira District, on Christmas Eve, in a metallic coffin estimated to have cost Shs20 million (N6 million). In his final will, Obong had instructed wife to deliver the money and ensure his brother and sister bears witness to ensure the instruction was properly conducted.
The Aromo Sub-county chairman, Mr. David Elic, confessed that his brother-in-law had left behind a will, dictating that upon his death, his wife Mrs. Margaret Obong should deposit huge sums of money in his coffin, so that he can convey it to God as an offertory for forgiveness of sins and be saved from hell fire.
However, relatives and leaders who attended the funeral said the will never mentioned the sins the politician wanted to make amends for when he served in public office, including at the Public Service Ministry.
Mrs. Obong later confessed about what was written in her late husband’s testament after it was exposed that millions have been deposited in the deceased coffin. As the widow blatantly refused to disclose the exact amount, the Okii of Okabo clan chief, Mr. Mike Gulu, ordered the exhumation of the body, because the tradition of the Langi forbids burying a person with money.
Recovered in the casket was the sum of $5,700 (Shs20,679,600). The deceased brother, Mr. Ngole also confessed his late elder brother told him that he had left behind more than Shs6 billion.Mr Ngole told Daily Monitor on phone on Sunday.
Mr. Ngole told Daily Monitor on phone on Sunday:
“His wife had told me on phone prior to Saturday’s incident that she would bring again more Shs300 million to add in the coffin so that my brother could also enjoy.
“My brother was earning a salary of more than Shs3 million monthly as a politician. His widow works at Entebbe Airport as a principal immigration officer.”
Amidst the entire ordeal, an Anglican Reverend, Joel Agel Awio preached that no amount of money can buy eternal life, and that God cannot accept such a golden handshake.
“The price for eternal life is the blood of Jesus. If you want your sins to be forgiven, do it when you are still alive,” the priest counselled.