Fiery Calabar Preacher Buries Father In Customized Coffin

The casket

Fiery Calabar preacher, founder and head of Liberty Foundation Gospel Ministries, Calabar, Cross River State, Helen Ukpabio, stunned a large contingent of mourners, last Saturday, November 23, 2019, in Akwa Ibom State, during the funeral activities of 89-years old Pa Essessien Akpabio, her father.

Helen Ukpabio at the funeral.

The source at the burial said Mbente village, Nkari Clan, Ini Local Government Area, AKS, stood still when the remains of the fiery preacher’s father arrived in a paw paw shaped customized casket. Onlookers are said to have milled towards the casket from when the pall bearers arrived with it till the corpse was interred.

Pall bearers arriving with the casket.

“Everything was lavishly done and people were left in awe at what Mma put up at her father’s burial. I don’t think it was a show of affluence, it was for me a befitting expression of appreciation from a daughter to a father”, a mourner, Essien Etim said.


Credit, pictures: Bassey Sunday

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