The Kaneshie District Court 2 in Accra has ordered a judicial inquiry into the controversial death of Nigerian billionaire and philanthropist, High Chief Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs of Abonema, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The court on September 6, 2019 granted an ex-parte motion application by Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, the eldest son of the late High Chief who allegedly died soon upon arrival at the Kotoka International Airport aboard a private flight on Friday, 28th December, 2018.
He was 91.
In ordering for an inquest, the court said events following Chief O.B. Lulu-Briggs death give it reasonable cause to believe that he did not die a natural death, and ordered the police to produce all processes and documents in their custody, including an autopsy report.
The report is yet to be submitted since July, 2019. With this additional information to the one that forms the basis of the police application, I have reasonable cause to believe that the deceased did not die a natural death and I therefore deem an inquest necessary and therefore order for one to be done.