It’s impossible not to linger on the picture of the man in the casket. He was dressed in white. His face was familiar. He was the self-crowned ‘’Governor General of the Ijaw nation.’’ He was due for interment.
To be sure, reality dictated the use of the past sense. The subject
The death of Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyesiegha didn’t come within the range of vision of any prognosticator. But as soon as news broke that it had happened, a spontaneous epidemic of inquest broke out too. It seemed that a segment of his kinsmen, friends and allies, had been primed to
I am alarmed that Alams is dead. I am alarmed that Alams died at 62. I alarmed that Alams could die. I am alarmed that Alams’ vault of stolen silver and gold could not buy him immortality!
Dieprye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha dead? The one and only Governor-General of the Ijaw Nation.