The Rich also Cry
That is one Mexican Soap that I watched as a young guy just on the verge of puberty. But back then, I do not think the full import of the title of this soap was clear to me.
Since I broke the news that Senator Jim Nwobodo refused to allow “his son” to be buried in his compound last week, a few questions have been bothering me. Why would a man say his son would not be buried in his compound? What kind of quarrel would warrant that?
But I did not have long to wait. Information from the botched burial has it that Jim Nwobodo claimed the late Jim Nwobodo Jnr was not his son. According to my impeccable source who was at the failed burial, Jim had accused his former wife, the mother of Jim Jnr of adultery insisting the late Nwobodo Jnr was not a product of his “relationship” with the woman.
Not even the intervention of Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, Governor Sullivan Chime and members of the clergy could sway Jim to allow Jim Jnr to be buried in his compound. I understand that in Igboland, a man just has to be buried in his father’s home and not his mother’s.
I am yet to hear from the poor mother Jim Jnr. Until I do, let’s just wonder how it must have hurt Jim to have haboured an adulterous wife.
Late Jim Junior