Mourners Clashes with Police at Prof Magoha’s Home


As hundreds of mourners gathered to pay their last respects to the late Professor George Magoha, what was expected to be a peaceful procession turned into a violent confrontation between mourners and police. The mourners, who were escorting the body of the late professor to his Umiru home, became frustrated when the police manning the main entrance locked them out, following instructions to control the number of mourners accessing the home. The mourners, who were determined to attend the funeral, hurled stones at the police, forcing them to fling the gate wide open to avoid a stampede.

Widow Attempts to Restore Order

The chaos astounded the widow, Barbara Odudu Magoha, who was seen rushing to the casket of her husband, which was not far from the scene of the violence. Despite the danger, she bravely took charge of the situation, attempting to stop the violence. Her Nigerian relatives rushed to her aid, removing her from the scene of the chaos. Calm was eventually restored a few minutes later, as mourners went on to pay their last respects to the late Professor George Magoha.

Final Farewell: Huge Tents Erected Ahead of Burial

As the mourners gathered at the palatial homestead of the late professor, huge tents were erected, preparing for the burial on Saturday. Despite the chaos and violence, the mourners were determined to pay their final respects to the late Professor George Magoha, who was a beloved member of the Umiru community. With a heavy heart, the mourners will come together to celebrate the life and legacy of the late professor, remembering the positive impact he had on their lives and the community as a whole.

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