Henrietta Kosoko: Why Jide Kosoko Did Not Attend Burial In Abraka

Henrietta Kosoko
veteran actress, Henrietta Kosoko died last Monday June 6, is no longer news. So
many stories trailed the change of venue for her burial which was meant to take
place in Atan, Lagos. Her family insisted that her remains be taken to Abraka,
her hometown, for burial.
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. Another
thing many had rumoured will take place before her burial was that certain
rituals will be performed on her corpse to detail the cause of her death if
natural or caused by man.
According to a source who was among those that led the Kosoko’s family delegates to Abraka
said nothing like that was done on her even when they too were scared of what
they might meet over there.

According to a reliable source: “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

The deceased children

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.