The casket containing the remains of renowned emeritus professor of literature and poet, Professor John Pepper Clark, has arrived his home in Kiagbodo Town, Delta State, for burial.
Late JP Clark’s corpse landed Kiagbodo main town at about 8:48pm before being conveyed in a wooden boat to his house at JP Clark Creek Inland in the outskirt of the community.
The brown casket was carried by community youths from the Delta State Government Ambulance that brought the literary icon from the Asaba International Airport.
His body is now laid for a lying-in-state at his compound waiting to be interred.
There is no official ceremony being held in his honour
(1) The children said their father does not want Christian or traditional burial ceremony.
JP Clark will be buried at his Kiagbodo country-home in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.
The burial will be a low-key ceremony in line with the “Written Will” of the departed JP Clark.
(2) Late JP Clark was said to have told his children not to take his remains to mortuary
(3) And that he must be buried within three days of his passage.
When contacted, the eldest son of the late author, Elaye Clark, said his father could be “possibly” buried today (Thursday).
“I am sorry, I can’t confirm nor denied if he would be buried today. Kindly call me in some hours later. I am busy right now”, Elaye added.
One of the family sources told our correspondent, “Uncle JP will be buried today at Kiagbodo. Family is working hard to fulfill his wish to be buried within 3 days of his death.”