Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How Tuface Idibia's Mother Escaped Being Stoned By Kinsmen During Burial

Tuface Idibia and his family barely escaped being mobbed by their relatives and the Amafu community in Okpokwu LGA of Benue State after it was learnt that some of his kinsmen threw stones at his mother Mrs Rose Idibia for not allowing Tuface to complete his house in the village.... Keep reading....

Daily post exclusively reported that the whole trouble started after Tuface's father died, the family was given conditions of what to do before the burial can take place. One of the conditions given to the Idibia's family was for Tuface to build a befitting house where his father would be laid to rest, since he is a celebrity.

 It was also learnt that the Kinsmen pleaded with Tuface to upgrade the road leading to Amufu, their home town from Ojapo for easy access during the burial which Tuface agreed on. To keep to his promise, the singer sent in some money and the building project and the upgrading of the road kick started almost immediately but along the line the projects suddenly stopped and more money was demanded. When Tuface was contacted, he told them he no longer had money to continue the project and that he would continue after his father’s burial. But his Kinsmen who don't take 'NO' for an answer vowed not to lay the deceased to rest until Tuface fulfilled his promise. Some of the Kinsmen pointed to Mrs Rose idibia as the strong bone behind Tuface's failure to fulfill his promise.
 “The mum told him not to waste his money on any building, that he would not come home anytime to stay there; that his uncles would only take over the house once he completes it”, an indigene who craved anonymity told a reporter.

As soon as the corpse touched down in Amufu and the widow alighted, youths in the area began to jeer her. Others were seen throwing stones and sticks at her, calling her all sort of names depicting a wicked person. She was quickly sneaked into a room by her working colleagues. The women in the village also insisted that a hut should be built for the widow, Mrs. Idibia since her husband had no house in the village. This protest lasted for hours before it was brought under control by elders in the village.
 While this lasted, Tuface stayed glued inside his car with two of his kids, Isabella and Olivia, with security men fully on guard as the youths vowed to beat him up for listening to his mum.
 When the Priest in charge of St. Camel Catholic Church, Ojapo invited Mrs. Idibia to explain her own side of the story, she said;
“Is it not wickedness that you would call on someone who is mourning his father to come and start a building project? When my husband died, they informed my son to come and build ten bed room flat. He accepted and promised to do so, with the hope that a hug amount of money was coming his way. The building project started almost immediately but stopped along the line because of finance. So, when they called to complain that money was no longer coming, I called Tuface and he said because of the Ebola issue, the money he was expecting could not come, that they should hold on till after the burial. But his uncles refused, insisting that the burial would not hold until Tuface completed the house. “When we finally came home with the corpse on Thursday, they began to boo me. Some wanted to kill me by throwing stones and sticks at me, that I stopped Tuface my son from building in his village”, she explained amidst tears.
  The cleric in his response told Mrs. Idibia that the people were not wrong for demanding for a house, but that they went too far by jeering and hulling stones at her. He, however, pleaded with the Idibias to exercise patience until after the burial since the children won’t run away.

However, this is not the first time Tuface Idibia has faced humiliation in his village and that was the more reason he never invited any star to attend his father's burial.


Oge chukwura said...

Nawoooo but is bad as rich as he is they don't have a family house in the village too bad

Anonymous said...

Both parties are wrong, what of if Tuface was not a celebrity, will they demand for a house?. Tuface himself should do something for his community that is what rich people do~Jady

Anonymous said...

Greddy family. Must they stone her?