The Kaneshie district court in Ghana has granted an application filed by Dumo Lulu Brigg for an inquest into the death of his father who was the founder and chairman of Moni Pulo Limited, an oil exploration and production company.
In a ruling dated September 6 and seen by TheCable not TheNigeriaLawyer, E.K Barnes-Botchway, a magistrate, ordered that an inquest be conducted on the deceased
It also ordered the Ghana police to make all processes and documents in its custody available.
“Upon reading the affidavit of Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs of Nigeria, the applicant herein filed on the 5th day of September , 2019 in support of motion ex-parte for an order of inquest,” the court held.
“And upon hearing Andrew Khartey led by Maame Tutua Temeng and holding the brief of Nana Agyei Baffour Awuah’s brief herein in person; It is hereby ordered that:
“An inquest should be conducted on the death of the deceased, Chief Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs because I ordered for an autopsy to be undertaken on the deceased following an application for post-mortem by the Ghana Police Service (C.I.D Headquarters).
“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 accordingly order for one to be done.
“The Ghana Police Service (C.I.D) is ordered to make available to this court all processes and documents in their custody including the autopsy report.”
The death of Lulu-Briggs on December 27, 2018, in Accra had created controversy among his family members.
Seinye, his widow, who had travelled with him, was accused of having a hand in his death.