A Public service Officer, Charles Obong from Lira Uganda requested in his will, that he be buried with 5,700 USD to bribe God to redeem of his soul.
Charles Obong, who worked as a senior personnel officer in the Public Service died on the 17th of December, 2016, after a long illness and was buried in his ancestral home at Adag-ani village, Bar-pii parish, Aromo Sub-county in Lira District, on Christmas Eve.
The Deceased Desired To Bribe God
The deceased reportedly instructed his brother Justin Ngole and sister Hellen Aber to bear witness and ensure that his wife follows his testament in the letter and secure the money in his coffin.
Speaking with Daily Monitor, Ngole said “He did not tell me where the money was kept, but his wife had told me on phone prior to Saturday’s incident that she would bring again more Shs300 million to add in the coffin so that my brother could also enjoy,”
Ngole further explained saying “When she was placing the first batch of money, the woman called me to witness it but I could not inform my people. I was afraid they could harm her but I broke the silence after I consulted widely.”
According to Mr Ngole, his brother was earning a salary of more than Shs3 million monthly. His widow works as a principal immigration officer at Entebbe Airport.
According to witnesses present during his burial and reading of the will, Obong whose coffin cost over Shs 20 million, did not make any testimony on what he wanted to be absolved of, rather he only requested to be buried with the amount of money.
Unfortunately, Public service in Uganda has been engulfed in pension scam scandal which cost government about Shs 257 billion, thus Mr Obong’s desire to redeem himself has been declined and his body exhumed last Saturday with the money withdrawn from the grave.
A Rev Joel Agel Awio, clarified that no amount of money can buy eternal life, adding that God cannot accept such a golden handshake.