By Ovie Okpare
Late literary icon, Prof. John Pepper Clark, will be buried today (Thursday), NIGER DELTA TODAY (NDT) Online can exclusively report.
JP Clark will be buried at his Kiagbodo country-home in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.
The Emeritus Professor of Literature died on Tuesday October 13 at the age of 85 in Lagos.
Multiple family sources confirmed the development to NIGER DELTA TODAY (NDT) Online on Thursday morning.
It was gathered the remains of the renowned writer will be flown to Delta State from Lagos where he died for burial.
The burial will be a low-key ceremony in line with the “Written Will” of the departed JP Clark.
Late JP Clark was said to have told his children not to take his remains to mortuary 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.”