Contrary to earlier reports that Abubakar Audu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in last week's election is alive, Premium Times has confirmed that he has been buried.
This all but quells reports that the former governor had been resurrected by a prophet who came in from Lagos to pray for him.
The social media had been awash with the report about the possible resurrection of the late politician, but Premium Times have confirmed that he has since been buried and sympathisers have left the grave side but there are still tears in the compound.
"Abubakar Audu buried. Now laid in grave as Imams offer prayers. Sands poured into grave amidst tears and sorrow. Final prayers as Audu goes home.
"People are departing from grave site but a lot of sympathisers are still weeping profusely. Suratul Fatiha, the first chapter of the Quoran has been rendered. Sympathisers dispersing," the report on the site read.
Below is Legit.ng's earlier report on his rumoured resurrection:
There is confusion in Kogi state over the possible resurrection of Prince Audu Abubakar, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The former governor of the state was confirmed dead on Sunday evening and there were reports that he is due for burial today.
But unconfirmed reports say that the APC candidate has come back to life and there is wild jubilation in Lokoja, the state capital and Abuja.
Legit.ng correspondents on the ground said that although they were not allowed into the residence of the politician, they heard that a prophetess had come in to pray for him and he was brought back to life.
"There is wild jubilation here as we speak. Although we have not been allowed in, the news everywhere here is that he is alive," our correspondent noted.
At the time of filing this report calls were still being put through to the state to ascertain the truth in the matter.
Premium Times is reporting that a cleric was taken into the house to pray and possibly revive the late politician, with their correspondent saying: "a prophet seeks to pray for Audu’s corpse and bring him back to life. Security inside and family members would have none of it but angry youths break the door open
"The prayer man has successfully been forcefully taken in by the wish of the crowd and they have all joined in the prayers for the resurrection of Audu with Holy Ghost fire renting the air as well as shouts of Allahu Akbar.
"Dino Melaye and some family members came out through the back door to calm the angry crowd. While they are largely engaged in fervent prayers others are weeping loudly by the door.
"As men and women of faith engage in fervent prayers to bring Audu back to life others are digging his grave in one end of the compound."