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Auspicious
Jul 9, 2012, 05:49 PM
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The "foaming profusely" story, I see.

Could it also be a criminal act? :neutral:

Or, as my fellow Nigerians would say, "an act of criminality"?
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First-lady
Jul 9, 2012, 06:01 PM
A family from my village died the exact same way a couple of years ago but it was connected to a generator left in the hall way
Same scenario
They came home for a funeral with Agoyin women that were to help them cook
Husband was due to arrive the next day from Lagos
The main generator was being serviced so they used a small one and the carbon monoxide fumes asphyxiated the whole family plus the agoyin women plus some inlaws.
I don't know how the man survived it


There should be commercials and billboards in Nigeria about the dangers of carbon monoxide fumes
Not just from generators but also from firewood cooking near living quarters
Many people have met untimely death in Nigeria due to this

Enyi
Jul 9, 2012, 06:24 PM
First, let me extend my condolence to the bereaved family. May the souls of their loved ones rest in peace! When shall we move out of the concept of "the enemy has done their very worst" and make use of modern science? This incident requires a thorough investigation to unearth the truth. Right now, all we have are aspersions, accusations, hearsays and demand to appease the gods. How will such incidents be prevented in future, if the cause is not determined?

First-lady
Jul 9, 2012, 07:16 PM
First, let me extend my condolence to the bereaved family. May the souls of their loved ones rest in peace! When shall we move out of the concept of "the enemy has done their very worst" and make use of modern science? This incident requires a thorough investigation to unearth the truth. Right now, all we have are aspersions, accusations, hearsays and demand to appease the gods. How will such incidents be prevented in future, if the cause is not determined?

The one about appeasing the gods na im pain me pass
Where were the gods before the deaths
Mchtwwwwww
Someone will soon extort goat and chicken from the grieving family to appease the so called gods


BTW the part I highlighted made me laugh
Sounded like I was reading Vanguard
Thorough investigation lol

Enyi
Jul 9, 2012, 07:27 PM
The one about appeasing the gods na im pain me pass
Where were the gods before the deaths
Mchtwwwwww
Someone will soon extort goat and chicken from the grieving family to appease the so called gods


BTW the part I highlighted made me laugh
Sounded like I was reading Vanguard
Thorough investigation lol
On second thoughts, maybe this was done by the gods! If correct, then the gods, and by extension their priest, must be appeased.

Big-K
Jul 9, 2012, 11:41 PM
<img src="http://www.sunnewsonline.com/sites/default/files/images/mistry-death.jpg" /></a><br />
By: VAL OKARA, Owerri<br />
Mon, 07/09/2012 - 02:03<br />
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Grief and sorrow enveloped yesterday Umuakuru village in Emekuku, Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State following the mysterious death of nine members of a family whose bodies were discovered in their rooms early hours of the day.<br />
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The family had buried their 98-year-old mother, Mrs Felicia Njoku on Saturday, July 7 in their country home.<br />
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&rsquo;s sister, Christina Uba (nee Njoku) and her friend Catherine who accompanied her to the burial.<br />
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A family relation who pleaded anonymity told Daily Sun that with the burial of their mother over and attendant funeral activities completed, the embattled family retired to bed late in the night but could not wake up the following day.<br />
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However, fingers were being pointed at a member of the family whom the source said had earlier threatened to deal with the late Njoku and his family over a lingering family problem. Not prepared to take chances over the threat, Njoku&rsquo;s wife, Juliana reportedly compelled him to relocate herself and their children for safety, but her advice was ignored.<br />
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When Daily Sun visited the deceased&rsquo;s residence, their corpses were yet to be taken to the mortuary as armed police and soldiers cordoned off the area to prevent possible breakdown of law and order as the youths from the area were sporting for action. An elderly man from the village told Daily Sun that the corpses would not be removed from the compound until certain rituals were performed to appease the gods of the land.<br />
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&ldquo;We have never witnessed this kind of tragedy in our village. I am 90 years of age, this type of calamity had not happened before and something serious must be done to appease the gods.&rdquo; Another source told Daily Sun that a pastor, who visited the family last Wednesday before the burial, suffered a spiritual attack and was unable to continue the prayer session.<br />
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A woman, who narrated her ordeal to Daily Sun also, said a day to the burial she defeacated in her dress unknowingly and was rushed to the hospital. Suspicion of the victims&rsquo; death from fumes of generating set was dismissed by eyewitness, who said the family had none.</p><br><br><a target="_blank" href=http://www.nigeriavillagesquare.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21732><b>..Read the full article</b></a><br>

agensheku
Jul 9, 2012, 11:41 PM
Family of 8, friend die in sleep
... After burial of mother

Photo: http:/www.sunnewsonline.com/sites/default/files/images/mistry-death.jpg
Sun News Publishing
By:
VAL OKARA, Owerri
Date:
Mon, 07/09/2012 - 02:03


Grief and sorrow enveloped yesterday Umuakuru village in Emekuku, Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State following the mysterious death of nine members of a family whose bodies were discovered in their rooms early hours of the day.



The family had buried their 98-year-old mother, Mrs Felicia Njoku on Saturday, July 7 in their country home.

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 family relation who pleaded anonymity told Daily Sun that with the burial of their mother over and attendant funeral activities completed, the embattled family retired to bed late in the night but could not wake up the following day.

However, fingers were being pointed at a member of the family whom the source said had earlier threatened to deal with the late Njoku and his family over a lingering family problem. Not prepared to take chances over the threat, Njoku's wife, Juliana reportedly compelled him to relocate herself and their children for safety, but her advice was ignored.



When Daily Sun visited the deceased's residence, their corpses were yet to be taken to the mortuary as armed police and soldiers cordoned off the area to prevent possible breakdown of law and order as the youths from the area were sporting for action. An elderly man from the village told Daily Sun that the corpses would not be removed from the compound until certain rituals were performed to appease the gods of the land.



"We have never witnessed this kind of tragedy in our village. I am 90 years of age, this type of calamity had not happened before and something serious must be done to appease the gods." Another source told Daily Sun that a pastor, who visited the family last Wednesday before the burial, suffered a spiritual attack and was unable to continue the prayer session.



A woman, who narrated her ordeal to Daily Sun also, said a day to the burial she defeacated in her dress unknowingly and was rushed to the hospital. Suspicion of the victims' death from fumes of generating set was dismissed by eyewitness, who said the family had none.

SOURCE: www.sunnewsonline.com

Alexa
Jul 10, 2012, 05:32 PM
How sad! Could it possibly be carbon monoxide poisoning? If it's food poisoning, shouldn't there be many more dead bodies elsewhere? So many questions, no answers yet...

Ladybirrd
Jul 11, 2012, 04:35 AM
This is just too sad! May they rest in peace.