Nikki Laoye posted the photo on Instagram declaring her findings. “#OneYearAfter And @vinablackbarbie and I visited Zara’s resting place today at Ikoyi Cemetery, we took some flowers and said prayers as we remembered our sister and friend a year after she left us."
Singer Nikki Laoye has further confirmed that the grave of Late singer, Zara Gretti is still intact.
The ‘123’ made the visit in company of her friend, Vina, where they took selfies by the graves.
Nikki Laoye posted the photo on Instagram declaring her findings. “#OneYearAfter And @vinablackbarbie and I visited Zara’s resting place today at Ikoyi Cemetery, we took some flowers and said prayers as we remembered our sister and friend a year after she left us." Nikki said.
“Her Grave is intact and she is still in the same place and where we laid her to rest last year."
Fast rising Nigerian singer, Margaret Mary Oluwatoyin Ejiro Joseph, popularly known as Zara Gretti passed away on March 28, 2014 at the age of 28, after losing her battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was buried on Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Ikoyi Cemetery.
Pulse had earlier highlighted a report by NET, in which a reporter had difficulty locating the grave.
A second visit by the reporter turned up the exact location of the grave, as a senior official of the cemetery, Akeem, apologized for the earlier error.
Zara’s grave is located at Gate 5, Right Portion 2, Vault F31. According to him, he (Akeem) personally handled Zara’s burial in 2014. He also added that the family promised to contact him later to the grave properly marked, but never did till date. “I don’t even know who eventually came to scribble her name on the vault like this here sef,’"he stated.
The Joseph family had purchased the vault used for her burial a long time ago, and two other relatives (Hilaria and Cyprian Joseph) had been buried there before Zara.
The marble mantle head on the vault presently carries their inscription alone. The three-layer vault purchased by the Joseph family currently goes for N450k at the Ikoyi Cemetery.
Akeem also disclosed that a Certificate of Occupancy (C-of-O) is issued to any family that buys any type of vault at the cemetery.
“On no account is it possible for anybody not in possession of this document to have a body exhumed, or another body buried. Even if it’s the very same person that came to pay for the vault, one must produce this certificate before we can allow them to do anything on a grave”, he said.