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Renowned Poet, J.P. Clark Laid To Rest In Delta

The remains of the renowned playwright and poet John Pepper Clark alias J.P. Clark have been laid to rest in his country home in Kiagbodo town, Delta State.

The emeritus professor of literature was buried on Thursday night after a brief lying in state for few family members.

Clark was buried within three days of his transition, according to his last wish.

His remains had earlier arrived Kiagbodo at about 8:48pm on Thursday before it was conveyed in a wooden boat to his house at JP Clark Creek Island in the outskirt of the community.

The casket was carried by community youths after the Delta State Government ambulance service brought the literary icon from the Asaba International Airport.

Lagos-based pastor Ituah Ighodalo was represented at the funeral by Pastors Jolomi Guoti and Ken Okochu.

Clark died on October 13, aged 85.

Gregory University Uturu, Abia State
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