Reports that the Ekiti State Government aborted the burial of late actress, Moji Olaiya in Canada has been debunked by the committee of Nollywood stars handling the funeral programme in Nigeria.
Encomium magazine had reported that the government aborted the Canada burial that was set to hold by 4pm on Friday.
The 42-year-old mother of two daughters died of cardiac arrest following childbirth complications on Thursday, May 18.
Her family had agreed that Moji be buried in Canada according to Islamic rites which forbids keeping a corpse beyond 24 hours.
Moji’s eldest daughter, Adunola, 18, had insisted that her mother’s corpse be brought back to Nigeria. The Ekiti State government reportedly volunteered to bankroll the movement of the corpse back to Nigeria.
But Yomi Fabiyi, head of the Moji Olaiya Burial Committee, took to Instagram to put the records straight. He stressed that the Ekiti State Government did not stop Moji’s burial in Canada. According to him, the decision to have the actress, an Ekiti indigene, buried in Nigeria was that of the committee and not that of the Ekiti state government. He explained the role the state played.