..Widow, hospital deny report on ‘dead’ man’s return to life
Posted by News Updates on November 25, 2011 at 2:27am in Nigeria Crime News
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By Adegunle Olugbamila
The widow of a man, who reportedly regained consciousness after three days in a hospital mortuary in Badagry, Lagos State, has denied the report.
The deceased, identified simply as Agosu, was reported by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday to have woken up on Sunday.
But Mrs Agosu, some residents of Oremeji, Aradagun community in Badagry area, where the deceased lived, and a senior official of the Badagry General Hospital, denied the report.
Speaking with The Nation on phone, the deceased’s wife, who declined to give her first name, said: “I have been hearing the rumour since yesterday. I can only wish the story was true.”
Some residents of Aradagun said there was no time a dead man returned to life in the community, though they acknowledged that Agosu died and was yet to be buried.
A senior official of Badagry General Hospital, who pleaded not to be named, said Agosu’s remains were not brought to the hospital.
He denied that the hospital’s Deputy Medical Director, Dr Tunji Olabuntu, made any statement on Agosu’s death or his regaining consciuosness, as reported.
“We don’t even know how our hospital was brought into the story. Until his death, the deceased was never a patient here. We have checked our records and I can authoritatively tell you we don’t have any name like Agosu.
“We only heard that the man once worked in Lagos and lived with his family in Aradagun, Badagry. We did not even know how he died.
“We also learnt that when he died, his remains were taken to a hospital in Lagos. His company uses the hospital. We have already briefed the state Ministry of Health on our position,” the official said.
via The Nation