THISDAY’S APOLOGY TO WIDOW, SEINYE LULU-BRIGGS, CONFIRMATION OF DUMO AS AN UNREPENTANT PURVEYOR OF FAKE NEWS

Investigative revelations by ThisDay Newspaper have vindicated Dr. Mrs Seinye O. B. Lulu-Briggs and eventually shown that its report of December 8, 2019 titled MORE SHOCKING REVELATIONS CONCERNING LULU-BRIGGS DEATH contained false, misleading, inaccurate and defamatory contents against her person, causing the Newspaper to retract the story in its entirety and apologising to the innocent widow.

According to the statement released by Thisday Newspaper: ‘Our attention has been drawn to inaccuracies in our report titled: “More Shocking Revelations Concerning Lulu-Briggs Death” published in our Sunday December 8, 2019 edition. We hereby retract the entire report. We have since found the report not to be the accurate reflection of developments surrounding the demise of Chief Lulu Briggs. We therefore apologise to Dr. (Mrs.) Seinye Lulu Briggs over the report which may have embarrassed her and portrayed her in unflattering terms. We did not mean to embarrass her in any way or tarnish her reputation. We regret the embarrassment the publication may have caused her.’

The said report, which Thisday Newspaper retracted and apologised for, contained the same false, inaccurate, misleading narratives being promoted by the embattled Chairman of Platform Petroleum, Dumo Lulu-Briggs against his stepmother Dr. Mrs. Seinye Lulu-Briggs. Other reputable media houses have also severally debunked Dumo’s negative media campaign against the innocent widow. ThisDay’s retracted report is a chunk of Dumo’s catalogue of conjured fake news and fictional episodes of salacious falsehood contrived and serialized in the media for more than a year with the deliberate aim of defaming his innocent stepmother. He falsely accuses her of killing her 88-year-old husband, his estranged father, High Chief Dr. O. B. Lulu-Briggs. The good old man passed on to glory peacefully in Accra, Ghana on the 27th of December 2018 aged 88 years and 7 months.

Since 27 December 2018, however, the funeral of the late Nigerian statesman and celebrated industrialist has been stalled with at least three postponements of his funeral dates based on Dumo’s insistence on setting aside the good old man’s validly written Last Will and Testament. To achieve his aim, Dumo took illegal custody of his father’s body to a location unknown to the widow and his siblings in keeping with his plot to use the body of his father as a bargaining chip for the estate of the late statesman.

Dumo’s Settlement Proposal sent to his Stepmother is his precondition for his father’s funeral and the cessation of hostilities against her. If consented to, the proposal would set aside the UK notarised Last Will and Testament of High Chief Dr. O. B. Lulu-Briggs and confer on Dumo the right to bequest his father’s estate as he wishes. While this lingers the question on everyone’s lips is: when would the High Chief be accorded the dignified and final rest that he deserves?

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