Groom, Marriage Guests Die Mysteriously In Enugu

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Marriages are usually a thing of joy but for the people of Eka Utara, Adani in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State a dark cloud has gathered.

The groom Obinna Dieke, died mysteriously with five others after attending his traditional marriage at Obollo-Eke in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State on Friday.

Joseph Ogbonna, an in-law to Obinna Dieke, and his two sons, identified as Chijindu, and Obinna, were among the victims of the mysterious deaths at Eka Utara, Adani, Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State.

In a chat with Vanguard, the younger brother to the groom, Chinedu Dieke, said that his mother Celina, the bride, Nebechi, and his sister, Goodness, being the mother of Chijindu and Obinna, were among the eight others who were still hospitalised.

It was equally gathered that the groom was a businessman at Makurdi, Benue State, who traded on provision before his demise.

Meanwhile, the chairman of the local government, Chukwudi Nnadozie, on Wednesday, visited the surviving victims of the incident at the Agbata Memorial Hospital, Adani, where the resident doctor, informed him that they were responding to treatment.

Nnadozie, while sympathizing with the family, enjoined them to trust in God. He equally thanked God for sparing the lives of other members of the family.

Vantage News has learnt however that   pathologists have began autopsy on the remains of the dead victims to determine the actual cause of death.


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