The remains of controversial Nollywood actor, Muna Obiekwe who passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015, is presently embalmed at the Nigerian Naval Reference Hospital‘s morgue in Alakija, Satellite Town, Lagos.
As at the time of his death, confirmed on Sunday by the AGN as well as a host of his colleagues after initial confusion caused by a fake Twitter account, Muna was 36 years old. An attendant at the morgue, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed to NET that the body was brought in from a private hospital in Festac where the actor passed away on Sunday evening.
NET also gathered exclusively that his corpse will be at the well-guarded Naval base until his family members will move it to St. Edwards Hospital‘s morgue in Obosi, Onitsha, Anambra State.
The actor is from Anambra State and NET gathered that arrangements by his family members will see his corpse moved to his state of origin on Saturday, January 24, 2015. When NET contacted Muna’s widow (who sounded quite young, well-educated but firm and confident) on the phone, she refused to divulge her name or have any discussion whatsoever with our correspondent.
The attendant stationed at the morgue said the woman laid down very strict instructions that her name, contact or details be divulged to no one no matter the circumstance. Efforts to get the deceased actor’s wife to at least comment on burial plans or disclose her name or history of marriage to Muna proved abortive as she insisted on protecting her family’s privacy.
The stand is not dissimilar to the late actor’s lifestyle as he was very popular, intensely controversial but reportedly very elusive about his personal life. A number of his colleagues who do not want their name in print allege that Muna suffered in silence, to the point of death from Renal Failure. The level of compliance to Muna’s wife’s instructions at the Naval hospital’s morgue gives an indication that she either has a military background or one of the late actor’s relatives is connected to the military in a way.
This is because it is very difficult, if not almost impossible, to embalm a corpse in a military health facility without being a personnel or having strong military ties. Below are pictures of the interior of the morgue where his remains are kept presently. (PLEASE NOTE: The casket in the picture IS NOT Muna Obiekwe’s casket.)
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