Nigerian Man Wrongly Declared Dead ‘Wakes up’ At His Funeral Before Dying Hours Later In Akwa-Ibom
A Nigerian man wrongly declared dead by a doctor has come back to life at his funeral.
According to Lindaikeji’s blog, the man after coming back to life, died hours later.
The report stated that Usen-Obong Ime Jacob, 27, slumped in his parents’ home on Sunday evening, May 1, and was taken to a private hospital in Abak, Akwa Ibom state.
The doctor declared him dead that same evening and the family held a funeral for the man on Monday, May 2.
However, as mourners surrounded the coffin with the deceased inside, the coffin “opened on its own” and mourners noticed the deceased breathing weakly.
A video taken at the funeral shows mourners expressing shock when they noticed Usen-Obong was still alive.
Usen-Obong was then taken to the Teaching Hospital in Uyo where the doctor checked him and said he only died “2 hours ago”.
A friend of the deceased who reached out to LIB blamed his death on the lack of professionalism of the doctor at the private hospital who declared him dead.
He said Usen-Obong was obviously in a coma and might have survived if he was placed on life support, rather than in a coffin where his situation was obviously made worse.
“We need justice for Usenobong… This matter can’t slide,” the friend of the deceased told LIB.
Spokesman of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa said the incident happened after the deceased relocated from her matrimonial home to receive medical care in her parents’ home. Kiyawa said preliminary investigations revealed that the deceased committed suicide by cutting her finger and injuring her throat. He said; “On January 13, we received a very unpleasant report, that one Maryam Usman, a 25-year-old housewife had committed suicide. “She had returned to her family residence in search of medical solution to her ill health. Our findings revealed that she suddenly bit her father, and after they put her into a room, she bit off her finger and broke the window louvres. “The father informed the police during investigation that the late Maryam kept shouting that she should be allowed to go to her husband’s house to serve divorce papers. “When we received an emergency call, CP Samaila Shuaibu Dikko, dispatched our officers and men to the scene, and the woman was evacuated to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, where she was confirmed dead.”
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