THE REAL REASONS DUMO REFUSES TO BURY HISTORY ‘BIOLOGICAL’ FATHER
In response to a series of questions posed to Dumo Lulu-Briggs, acclaimed ‘biological son’ of High Chief O. B. Lulu-Briggs who passed on to glory almost a year ago, he has through his spokesman, one Sotonye Ijuye, danced around them without clearly responding to any of them including ignoring when he would lay his father to rest except to insult his stepmother, Dr. (Mrs.) Seinye Lulu-Briggs, and confirm well known suspicions that his interest remains to assert his ‘right’ over his father’s estate even if it has to be at the expense of his father’s worthy reputation and legacy.
Given the foregoing, one cannot but re-contextualize this discourse on fundamental truths. This is not a contest to display literary prowess. It is rather about why Dumo, the acclaimed ‘biological son’ of High Chief O. B. Lulu-Briggs, has refused to bury a man he claims is his biological father.
It is not surprising that Dumo’s age-long greed has taken the better part of him. This is why he is feverishly desirous of fabricating ‘evidence’ to indict a woman who cared for his own sick father, a man he abandoned to die over 2 decades ago, because she stands in the way of what has always been his sole interest, the estate.
Dumo should be reminded that he negotiated with a dying man, his own ‘biological’ father, in 2000 as a precondition for accessing medical treatment after suffering cardiac arrest. Dumo made the dying man sign a transfer of his assets to him should he not survive his treatment abroad. This was a presumably loving son negotiating with his dying father as precondition for accessing medical treatment. His father, on his part, appealed to his son to sign his own agreement of the reversal of all assets back to him, the owner, in the event that he survived his treatment and Dumo did so. To God’s glory, Chief O. B. Lulu-Briggs survived and that was where all hell broke loose. There’s evidence that supports this.
Dumo would later be embroiled in a scandalous fight with his own father over the ownership of his father’s estate while the man was still alive. It was so bad that to save his name, his father had to enter into 2 settlement agreements with his own son, a son who claims biological links with him. Dumo had to be given ‘his share’ of the estate. Port Harcourt people have not forgotten that episode and will not forget it in a hurry. There’s solid evidence that supports this.
In none of these matters was Dr. (Mrs.) Seinye Lulu-Briggs personally involved. She was not even married to his acclaimed biological father at the time. She met the crisis upon her marriage and has never been involved with it except to the extent of suing for peace among them.
This same Dumo in spite of the humongous body of evidence against him claims that his father handed him a will after enduring these bitter battles with him? It’s beyond being laughable.
Dumo, in the lifetime of his acclaimed ‘biological’ father was known to attend family events late and left almost immediately but not without always taking one of those showy photos he readily publishes today with a father with whom he had an estranged relationship.
Can Dumo show proof that in all the years, about twenty solid years, his father suffered Parkinson’s he played a single role in his medical management? Yet, today, he readily seeks to debase, dehumanise and frame-up a woman, his stepmother, who nursed and loved his father, her husband until his passing at age 88.
It is becoming clear that Dumo will not bury his father and will seek to debase his legacy as punishment for stating in his will that he, Dumo, had been given his share of the estate. This cannot but be the logical conclusion given his actions against his father during his lifetime and those against his stepmother after his father’s demise.
Dumo has conveyed to his stepmother a proposal of his settlement terms listing properties he must possess, some of which his father had gifted others during his lifetime as precondition to bury his father’s remains. Dumo claims that until those terms are acceded to, which most importantly includes the setting aside of his father’s will, he would not move forward on the burial of his father. There is solid evidence including visual evidence that supports this.
Dumo should remind himself of his conversation with his stepmother in her sitting room. If he wants the evidence in the public domain, it will be published. She, a woman aged over 60, refuses to be blackmailed as being the reason her husband is not buried or that she killed him.
Dumo has no interest in burying his ‘biological’ father except and until he acquires his estate. Fortunately, his father knew better about biology and in the coming days it would be clearer.
Oraye St. Franklyn
Spokesman, Dr. (Mrs.) Seinye Lulu-Briggs
20 October 2019