Late Rivers’ Crossdresser’s Family Evacuates Corpse For Burial

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The family of late crossdresser, Emmanuel Ogaebulam, has finally taken his remains from the Military Hospital in Port Harcourt for burial.

Recall that the deceased, also known as Emmanuella Ada-Olisa, who preferred to dress as a woman was allegedly knocked down by a tricycle operator along Aka Road in Rumuelumeni, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State

The crossdresser was on her way home after attending a Church programme when the incident occurred on Saturday, January 31, 2023.

Clad in female clothing at the time, he was discovered to be a cross-dressing man at the mortuary by the mortician who removed his clothes at the Military Hospital in Port Harcourt.

Speaking to newsmen in Port Harcourt, Mr Sylvanus Nyeche, lawyer to the tricycle operator identified as Peter Okon, said the deceased father had moved the body to Anambra State.

Barr Nyeche said the father of the crossdresser had appealed to his client (Peter Okon) to assist the family purchase a casket and hire an ambulance which the latter and his family obliged.

He stated, “When we went to the police, the police said let the two families go and discuss. All of a sudden, the father said ‘I don’t have money. Things are a bit rough for me. If you people can assist us to convey the corpse to Anambra State, that it will be welcomed.’

“I spoke with my client’s family and they said that it was ok since human life is involved.

“We will buy a coffin for them and then help them hire the ambulance that will convey the corpse. And that was what they did.”

Continuing, Barr. Nyeche said, “We hired an ambulance for N60, 000 and then we got a coffin for N35,000. Altogether it was N95,000. That was my client’s commitment to them and then they said they were not going to bury him immediately.

“But that they were just going to convey him to another mortuary in Anambra State. And then he will officially notify the family that their son is dead.

“Then the family will now make appropriate burial arrangements,” even as he said no date has been fixed for his burial yet.


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