The remains of former Kogi governor, Prince Abubakar Audu was this afternoon laid to rest at his residence in Ogbonicha, Ofu Local Government Area.
The burial rites were conducted by a team of Imams from across Igalaland.
Controversy had trailed the burial of the former governor when rumour filtered into town that he had resurrected. A prophet had earlier promised to revive Audu to life.
There was mild drama between the prophet and members of the Audu family refused to let him in. The youths of Ogbonicha broke the door to the room where Audu was laid.
The prophet however failed to resurrect Audu, prompting the youths to go berserk in search of the prophet’s head.
The burial was well attended as scores of the who-is-who in Nigerian politics as well as members of the business community were in Ogbonicha to give their last respect to the departed hero.
Many residents of Ogbonicha paid tribute to arguably their most illustrious son.
Hajia Mariam said the death of Audu is an irreparable loss not only to Igala Kingdom, but Nigeria as a whole. She said the late Audu will be greatly missed by the people of Ogbonicha.
There was an ocean of tears when his body was lowered into the grave.