A Ugandan man known as Charles Obong age 52 who is a civil servant has been buried with six million Ugandan shillings (GHC 7,726.97) to help him bribe God on Judgement day.
According to sources, the man who until his death was a senior personnel officer at the Ministry of Public Service for a decade instructed his wife to bury him with that amount so he can bribe God and make it Heaven on judgement day.
The statement was confirmed by the son in law of the man who stated that truly the man requested to be buried with a huge sum of money when he kicks the bucket.
The money was to be given to God on the Day of Judgment as an offertory so that his sins could be forgiven.
Even though the exact sin was not stated, he asked his brother and sister to ensure that his wife does as he instructed.
Uganda’s Daily Monitor news portal reports that he died after a protracted illness and was buried in his ancestral home in the northern Lira district of the country. The portal adds that the metallic coffin he was buried in cost Sh 500,000.
His will to be buried with money was, however, ‘violated’ over the weekend after his remains were exhumed and the money removed by his clan members.