From an initial claim that his father passed on in Abonnema on the 26th of December 2018, Dumo has constantly shifted grounds to allege smuggling of his father's corpse to Ghana, depending on who he is entertaining at the material time.
The latest from his pocket of absurdities is his claim that his father was Dead on Arrival at the Kotako International Airport, Ghana on the 27th of December 2018. In the same confusing breath he also claimed the man was not breathing well on arrival. What and which are we to believe of all his perplexing episodes of confusion?
Currently Dumo is flaunting a restraining Order against his possession of his father's body and crying baby-wolf for being stopped from taking custody of his father's body allegedly for burial.
No stepmother, who has survived the horror and torture that Dr. Mrs. Seinye has endured in the hands of Dumo Lulu-Briggs will take chances with him. From being kidnapped by him to being falsely accused of the murder of her husband, what has she not suffered in his hands? Why would she entrust such a character with custody of a body he has a mischievous interest in?
The restraining Order is therefore fit and proper and is resting on a Certiorari Application before the High Court of Ghana against an Order nocturnally obtained by Dumo for an Inquest. This he has done while also violating a High Court Judgment that mandated him to involve his stepmother in the planning and burial of her beloved husband, who as the autopsy report on him has showed, she cared for to lovingly just to live longer.
In spite of the fact that the duly conducted autopsy has put paid to the cause of death of the statesman, Dumo armed with his privately secured Order for Inquest is not resting in his bid to contrive a false autopsy report in order to perfect his mischief and malicious murder allegation against his stepmother.
Ordinarily, it is the police that calls for an inquest if they have any reason to. As at today neither the Ghanaian or Nigerian Police has called for an inquest upon the conclusion of the autopsy on High Chief O. B. Lulu-Briggs. The reason is simple. The jury is out there. There is no reason to. The octogenarian nationalist died of natural causes.
Rather than the Police, it is Dumo who has personally secured an order for an inquest. The same Order is still in his pocket, and until quashed by the High Court, is still a potent weapon for perpetuating wickedness.
An inquest in itself is not a big deal. It is an inquiry to ascertain the facts relating to the death of a person, namely: who has died and how, when and where they died, together with information needed by the registrar of deaths, so that the death can be registered. As at today, an inquest is not necessary because all the material facts are readily available.
We know the identity of the 88 year old deceased. He is High Chief Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs. We know when, how and where he died. He died in Ghana on the 27th of December 2018 shortly after arriving for his annual vacation at the Kotako International Airport. In addition, as contained in his autopsy report, which Dumo instigated, he died of “right lung infarction and severe haemorrhages in both lungs due to or as a consequence of pulmonary thromboembolism, most likely source is inferior vena cava, site of filter.” Other significant conditions contributing to the death of the 88-year-old statesman were said to be “congestive cardiac failure, hypertensive heart and kidney disease.” Everything is documented in the duly conducted autopsy on the deceased.
Given Dumo's proven and manifest desperation to contrive the absurd, it is only expedient to approach the High Court of Ghana by way of Certiorari to have the Inquest Order quashed. So letting him have the body before the Ruling of the High Court on our application is not only tampering with the res, it is overreaching the court and arming him with the body to go and do his second autopsy even when he continues to violate a valid court order that ruled on the procedure for the burial of his father.
The restraining injunction, therefore, is to stop him from obtaining the body before the Court's decision on the matter since he is unwilling to comply with the judgment of the High Court which mandated him to involve his stepmother in the burial of her husband. The injunction is in no way connected to the suits dispensed off by both the Supreme Court and High Court of Ghana on custody of the body and release of autopsy report.
Oraye St. Franklyn
Dr. Mrs. Seinye Lulu-Briggs