Mystery Fire Disfigures Woman 11 Days Before Wedding

Date: 28-07-2012 7:32 am (9 years ago) | Author: Abu Rachael
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- at 28-07-2012 07:32 AM (9 years ago)
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f Charity Okoroukwu, a 27-year-old woman, who graduated in Business Administration from the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Enugu, had known that danger was lurking around the corner 11 days to her wedding, she would not have attempted to refuel a kerosene lantern on December 17, 2011.



On that fateful day, she was refuelling the lantern when it caught fire, exploded and left her with third degree burns. But till date, a yet unsolved riddle still bothers her about the incident. The fire, which disrupted her life, did not affect the keg containing the kerosene. At the time, the native of Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State was awaiting mobilisation for the mandatory national youths service scheme. Now, she needs more than N2 million for a plastic surgery.

Charity, fondly addressed as ‘Chacha’ by her friends at the IMT, told Daily Sun: “When I was in the IMT where I graduated on December 6, 2011, I was popularly known as Chacha. Few days later, I left Enugu for our village in Anambra State to prepare for my wedding that was to hold on December 28. On December 17, which was exactly 11 days to my wedding ceremony, I wanted to put kerosene in one of our lanterns and it exploded. So, the fire burnt my body without mercy.

“People that were around poured water on me and I was rushed to a nearby hospital. I was later transferred to another private hospital in Awka. I spent more than two months there before I was discharged. My bill at the hospital was well above N500, 000. In spite of the treatment and the money involved, I was not okay as at the time I was discharged,” she said. Charity, who noted that she was five months pregnant when the fire burnt her, stated that the wedding was held in the hospital. Her husband, according to her, insisted that the wedding must be held to shame the devil. She continued: “After that, my husband, who has been residing in Lagos, asked me to come. When I got to Lagos, we went to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Ebutte Meta. At the FMC, I registered for ante natal. Shortly thereafter, we were referred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

“I was admitted when I got to LUTH and I was subjected to series of tests. In the hospital, I had my baby through caesarean section because of my condition. We named the boy Victor Chidera. Victor means victory and Chidera means what God has written. I gave him the name because of my condition and the circumstances, surrounding his birth.”Charity appealed to kind-hearted Nigerians, philanthropists and corporate organisations to assist her so she could undergo a corrective surgery in Israel.

“Please, help me because I don’t like my present condition. Now, I cannot stay wherever is hot. I must stay indoors in the afternoon because of the sun. Please, help me. I pray that neither you nor your children will have this kind of experience. The explosion has spoilt my beauty.” Charity’s mother, Mrs. Grace Nnamezie, described the incident as an attack masterminded by evil forces. “How could the fire burn my daughter and didn’t touch the keg, containing the kerosene?” she wondered.

A private medical practitioner, Olakunle Adigun, said the surgery could be done at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). He said, however, that it would be in three stages: face, arms and abdomen. The first stage, he said, would gulp about N400, 000, while the second stage would cost about N650, 000.

“The cost for the third stage has not been given but the first two stages will cost above N1 million apart from other miscellaneous expenses. If all other expenses and the third stage are factored into the surgery, the total cost will be more than N2 million,” he stated. Adigun expressed hope that Charity would be better off after the surgery.

While Charity can be contacted on the mobile numbers 08032229181 and 08033037223, a bank account number 0005774736 has been opened in her name, Charity Nnamezie, at the Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos branch of the GT Bank.


Posted: at 28-07-2012 07:32 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- dlimelite at 28-07-2012 07:45 AM (9 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 28-07-2012 07:45 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- dlimelite at 28-07-2012 07:46 AM (9 years ago)
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LORD HAVE MERCY!
Posted: at 28-07-2012 07:46 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- dlimelite at 28-07-2012 07:50 AM (9 years ago)
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Her husband is a good man. He confidently wedded her even after this tragedy. Shows that he loves her no matter what. Some husbands will leave
Posted: at 28-07-2012 07:50 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- aso4life1 at 28-07-2012 07:51 AM (9 years ago)
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Oh my God!

Posted: at 28-07-2012 07:51 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- aso4life1 at 28-07-2012 07:54 AM (9 years ago)
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That man is a wonderful Husband, he still marry her like that? its rare and a very encouraging example. That is true love, this kind of man can die for his wife without thinking twice.

Posted: at 28-07-2012 07:54 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- Eyanyi at 28-07-2012 08:07 AM (9 years ago)
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I salute the courage of the man no woman can do that for a Man 
Posted: at 28-07-2012 08:07 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- richi192 at 28-07-2012 08:24 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: dlimelite on 28-07-2012 07:50 AM
Her husband is a good man. He confidently wedded her even after this tragedy. Shows that he loves her no matter what. Some husbands will leave
the Man is a very good man honestly after everything he still marry her, God is really faithful to d girl  Cool

Posted: at 28-07-2012 08:24 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- richi192 at 28-07-2012 08:26 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: aso4life1 on 28-07-2012 07:54 AM
That man is a wonderful Husband, he still marry her like that? its rare and a very encouraging example. That is true love, this kind of man can die for his wife without thinking twice.
Shocked Shocked Shocked Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Posted: at 28-07-2012 08:26 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- richi192 at 28-07-2012 08:31 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: Eyanyi on 28-07-2012 08:07 AM
I salute the courage of the man no woman can do that for a Man 

Kudos 4 d MAN den  Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss

Posted: at 28-07-2012 08:31 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- malvin2525 at 28-07-2012 11:51 AM (9 years ago)
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I salute the courage of the man no woman can do that for a Man 



 Cool Cool Cool Cool
Posted: at 28-07-2012 11:51 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- jessymic at 28-07-2012 11:59 AM (9 years ago)
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seriously naija men are changing gradually. God will see you through in this predicament, IJN
Posted: at 28-07-2012 11:59 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- lanudja at 28-07-2012 12:42 PM (9 years ago)
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God wil help u at d point of ur need in JESUS name Amen
Posted: at 28-07-2012 12:42 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- philoovia at 28-07-2012 12:48 PM (9 years ago)
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THIS IS A MESSAGE TO THOSE WHO BELIF LOVE DOESN'T EXIST. I TINK I CAN DO DAT TOO
Posted: at 28-07-2012 12:48 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- Bantino at 28-07-2012 12:56 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: Eyanyi on 28-07-2012 08:07 AM
I salute the courage of the man no woman can do that for a Man 

True talk bro.
Posted: at 28-07-2012 12:56 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- maryclaret at 28-07-2012 01:12 PM (9 years ago)
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Awww...good man. His kind is rare.

Posted: at 28-07-2012 01:12 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Kingoflion at 28-07-2012 01:24 PM (9 years ago)
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Oh God this is really a disaster. I pray that God will touch the heart of men and women to help you in this cash.I pray to be in Nigeria by next month August i will do my best.
Posted: at 28-07-2012 01:24 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Ifemylove at 28-07-2012 01:26 PM (9 years ago)
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Lord have mercy.....her husband is a God sent to her
Posted: at 28-07-2012 01:26 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- cadanre at 28-07-2012 01:27 PM (9 years ago)
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I will tell the truth no matter what. The man is really a man. He is one of the very few men who can do such. I wish them a happy married life.

Posted: at 28-07-2012 01:27 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- Adeniyiwest at 28-07-2012 01:43 PM (9 years ago)
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Good courage young man, Almighty God will see you guys through. AMEN.
Posted: at 28-07-2012 01:43 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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