Thursday, July 12, 2012

9 People Die after Their Grandmother's Burial

In Umuakuru village in Emekuku, Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State, Nine members of a family was discovered dead in their rooms.


This family buried their old mother of 98 year old on Saturday, July 7 in their town and after the burial the family went to bed and does not wake up again in the following day. The deceased include Mr. Pascal Njoku, his wife Juliana and their five children, Ebere (first daughter), Ifunanya (second daughter), Chibueze (son) Jackline (third daughter) and Uchechi (last daughter).

Others, who also died along with the Njokus, were Mr. Njoku’s sister, Christina Uba (nee Njoku) and her friend Catherine who accompanied her to the burial.

A 90 year old man in the village said he has never witnessed this type of tragedy in his lifetime. However, fingers were being pointed at a member of the family who recently threatened to deal with Njoku and his family over a misunderstanding between them.

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