The burial arrangement for late Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya is causing an unexpected rift within the family.
It’s an Islam Custom for the the body of a dead person to be buried the same day they die, except of course they died at night.
“Leaving a corpse for long before burying is a way of suffering the dead and increasing the pains of their loved ones because the more they see their loved one lying lifelessly, the more they feel bad.” an Islamic teacher, Ustaz Mhikail Shittu has said.
However, Olaiya’s 20-year-old daughter, Adun has refused to give in to that, insisting that her mother’s corpse be brought back for burial in Nigeria.
Late Actress, Moyi Olaiya converted to a Muslim before she left the world and certain members of her family are suggesting that she be interred today according to Muslim rites.
But her Daughter still want to see her mother before she is buried.
‘She must be brought back,’ Adun said. ‘I don’t care what anybody says, I just want my mother’s body’.
It could, however, be difficult to bury her the same day as internments are costly in developed countries.