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P-Square, siblings deliberate on father’s funeral – sympathizers barred from Omole (Lagos) home

Following their father’s death on Monday, November 24,2014, the singing duo of Peter and Paul Okoye, popularly known as PSquare, and siblings are now in a closed door meeting to determine the burial arrangement of the late septuagenarian businessman (Mazi Moses Okoye).

When encomium.ng visited their palatial home in Omole, Lagos, on Wednesday, November 26 afternoon, the meeting was still on. The Lola Holloway Street mansion at 1 pm (Wednesday, November 26) paraded security men who kept vigil at the gate.

No visitor was allowed into the house, manned by two military officers. The purpose, we reliably gathered, was to prevent uninvited guests from entering the premises, which appeared deserted.

Not many people have paid them condolence visits going by what we discovered during our visit, which lasted for almost an hour (between 1 pm to 2:10 pm). However, some friends and dancers of the singers, including May D and Cynthia Morgan had signed the condolence register, which was opened yesterday.

Unlike in 2012 when their mum (Madam Josephine) passed on, and the house was besieged by sympathizers ( from different walks of life) a few hours after her demise was announced, this death is treated differently by the Okoyes.As encomium.ng filed this report, a family meeting was on and top on the agenda is how to give their late father (from Ifite Dunu, Anambra) a befitting burial. Sources promised that details of this would be made public soon as they conclude the meeting.

Pa Okoye, a businessman based in Jos (Plateau) joined his late wife on Monday, November 24, 2014, around 10 pm when he slumped at the Omole home of his super star musician sons. He had undergone a knee surgery weeks earlier, but had a respiratory ailment which might have led to his death. He’s survived by eight children: seven sons and a daughter (Christopher, Henry, Jude, Lilian, Tony, Peter, Paul and Mary.)

– RASHEED ABUBAKAR

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