Don’t give Oliha’s kids money to his brothers – Friends

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By John Egbokhan

Thompson Oliha Corpse

Friends of the late Thompson Oliha have urged the Edo and Kwara State governments not to give out the grants they promised the children of the former Super Eagles midfielder, to his brothers because of fear that it would not be used for its purpose.

Oliha was buried weekend at his Upper Sokpomba residence in Benin City, with Edo and Kwara donating N2m and N1m respectively to the children. Edo plans to release the money today at the Government House.

The 44 year-old former Bendel Insurance and Heartland player left behind an eight-year old son, Jesus Aisosa Oliha and four year-old daugther, Paris Oliha. Both are from two women, Ajara and Iris, whose unions with the deceased were not legalised before his death on June 30 in Ilorin, Kwara State.

Having witnessed the ugly events that unfolded during the funeral for the former assistant coach of the Kwara Football Academy, close friends and relatives of the deceased have advised both state governments not to give the money to the brothers of the deceased, fearing that it would not reach the hands of the kids.

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