Veteran actress, Henrietta Kosoko who died last Monday June 6, has now been buried. The first leg of her burial held in Lagos while the main burial took place in Abraka, her hometown.
Contrary to the News making rounds that Prince Jide Kosoko did not perform her marriage rite thus the demand for her corpse by her family members, it was gathered that it is the culture of the Urhobo people where she hailed from to bring their daughter home for burial except the family says otherwise.
According to a reliable source who spoke to Naij: “The late Henrietta Kosoko came from a staunch Christian home. They are strong Roman Catholic believers and even have a Reverend Father among them. We were received warmly especially by the Rev father and Aunty Rita. Aside confirming her corpse nobody touched nor brought her corpse out of the casket.
Immediately we got there we had the burial service after which she was interred and then another service after her burial. It was a peaceful burial programme despite the anxiety that has been raised in the media of the unknown fate that will befall those taking her corpse home and we thank God for is mercies upon us all. We are all back in Lagos safe and sound."
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Moreover, though the widower Prince Jide Kosoko could not go to Abraka with his family to bury his late wife, the delegates from his family was led by renowned actor Lambert Dike.
Henrietta Kosoko died on Monday, June 6 after a protracted battle with diabetes. A service of song was held in her memory on Thursday, June 9 at the Blue Roof, LTV 8 premises in Ikeja, Lagos.
A commendation service was held in her Lagos home in the early hours of Friday June 10 after which her corpse was taken to Abraka where she was interred that same day after a funeral service held in the Catholic Church, Abraka, Delta state.