A Nigerian clergyman, Pastor Humble Okoro, has reportedly reburied late George Floyd after allegedly linking his ancestral root to Mbaise, Imo State.
On May 25, 2020, 46-year-old George Floyd was gruesomely murdered by white police officers during an arrest, which sparked a worldwide outrage, leading to series of protests in many parts of the world.
Pastor Okoro reportedly stated;
I have traced the ancestral root of George Obinna Floyd to Umuoffor kindred in Obokwu obibi Aboh Mbaise Imo State and I feel so happy now that we have reburied him alongside with his ancestors.
In photos of the burial that made the rounds on social media, a poster could be seen where Floyd was given a Nigerian name, Obinna.
Pallbearers were also seen dressed in black suits as they carried a casket and a pastor was also seen in the photos as well as mourners dressed in black outfits.
This has however sparked reactions from many Twitter users, as some speculate that a movie was being shot or it was for a diabolical purpose.
See some reactions below;
I wanted to laugh, then i remembered that Nigeria has many people suffering from mental illness pic.twitter.com/s3rueQmPsD
— 29 Aug protest #PutSouthAfricansFirst🇿🇦 (@Anony42644349) July 29, 2020
Hahaha..this was a contract, this people can’t do this for free, money was involved, Igbo people can’t waste their precious time on something like this if it doesn’t bring money, trust me .
— Osmosis man (@Deethanol) July 29, 2020
This is the second symbolic funeral held in George Floyd’s name (first was a “vodun” ceremony in Dahomey). I’ve never seen this before. I am not a spiritual man but there’s a deeper meaning behind this symbolism, it’s not random
— chromeboi (@chromeboi) July 29, 2020
I really like Nigeria people there they have sense of humor 👆
— k. k🇿🇦 (@LMemeza) July 29, 2020
Oh seriously this is foolishness..there are so many of vulnerable people in Nigeria who need a little money to take care of their families instead of supporting them, people are just wasting money for unnecessary things.
Indeed Africa love spending on funeral then to help people
— Ama Ghana (@AmaGhan79017747) July 29, 2020
Perhaps the Nigerians want to earn a Guinness World Record for having buried a Nigerian twice. First, the real one in the US and the resurrected who died on arrival in Nigeria. Never happened before!! The Guinness Awards Committee kindly recognise this innovative AI life shelf!♨️
— Major Kalenga (@Skipper26871726) July 29, 2020
Pure madness from my Nigerian brothers. Meanwhile people are being killed everyday in the northern part, police brutalising innocent people and this idiots won’t say a thing. Quite unfortunate.
— kankara (@3RD_General) July 29, 2020
Wait the minute. So who is inside the coffin? Yhoooo!!! 🤔🤔🤔🙄🙄🙄😥😥😥 pic.twitter.com/luqImgJewG
— VUSI MSAWAWA (@Vusi0071) July 29, 2020
When you need SARS in this country,you won’t see them.They should have been arrested to show the death certificate of the deceased. pic.twitter.com/NmgQCgX1cE
— Ubong Edison (@ubedison) July 29, 2020
I only recall the name “Obinna” from the Nollywood movies.😂Nigerians though! pic.twitter.com/s0adruHqzf
— @Yamkela🗯 (@Yamkela_Yamzah) July 29, 2020
Wait they called him Obinna 😂 Igbo people always done stupid things pic.twitter.com/Yc6znUPIFR
— Joshua Rueben (@JoshuaRueben2) July 29, 2020
Obinna ensofor 9ja for life we never carry lass
Thank you lord for creating me a Nigerian bcos only Nigerian can see such dramas forget NDDC
— legend (@AminuAh51793485) July 29, 2020
These ppl are mocking the death of George…the World will never take Africa serious..
— Nkom’iyahlab (@GramGram0971) July 29, 2020
Umm No. I don’t think they’re mocking his death. Maybe they’re shooting a movie.
— Efemena (@SalomeEfemenaa) July 29, 2020
The people who did this doesn’t have sense…. People are dying in Nigeria daily they didn’t honor them,it’s now this guy😤🤦
— I am Efe (@OlaRayy) July 29, 2020