The people of Eziudo community in Ezinihitte Mbaise LGA, Imo State were recently thrown into confusion recently following the untimely death of two love birds in the community.
Forty-two year old, Mr Wilson Ugwunna believed to have returned from Malaysia came home with a 44 year old female banker lover, Mrs Adejoke Ayeola and had introduced her to his kinsmen as a fiancée. Naturally, the traditional hospitality, of Mbaise people was on their would-be wife.
On that fateful Saturday, April 25,2014, Wilson, a father of two who had abandoned his wife for about three years went to bed with his lover, Mrs Adejoke Ayeola also a mother of two and wife of the traditional ruler of Iperu Remo in Ogun state
Tragedy struck when in the morning the two love birds had not come out, a scene that drew the attention of Wilson’s family members.
The room where they slept was forced open, lo! and behold Adejoke’s body had started decomposing while Wilson was in a deep coma. Wilson was quickly rushed to Obizie People Medical centre for medical attention.
According to the Director of the Medical Centre, Dr Ohanyere Alex Chibuike, “I repeated series of tests and got convinced that their problem was caused by carbon monoxide they inhaled from a generating set throughout the night.
But indigenes of Eziudo community who expressed surprise at the entire drama, strongly believed that Adejoke being a Yoruba woman may have been caught by “Magun” (a Yoruba charm usually set against a wife suspected to be having illicit affairs since the practice is common in Yoruba.
In his remarks, the traditional ruler of Eziudo community, Eze Desmond Oguguo (known for his outspokeness) confirmed the incident, a source said.
Eze Oguguo recalled that on Saturday, April 26th, Wilson who claimed to have returned from Malaysia brought a Yoruba lady home from Lagos and introduced her as his future wife despite the fact that he already had a wife and two children whom he had abandoned for almost three years now.
The monarch vehemently described Wilson’s attitude as grossly shameful.
Although Wilson later died, both corpses were deposited in a hospital mortuary by Police, a member of Eziudo community disclosed that the lady’s husband had come to collect his late wife’s corpse to Yoruba land.
Meanwhile, the Director of the Medical Hospital said the deceased family of Wilson were yet to pay the hospital bills and collect his corpse for burial. People of Eziudo are still in shock especially when they recall that on the day Adejoke’s corpse was being removed to the hospital, her eyes were bulging out of the sockets, her face swollen and her tongue gushing out.
“I could not bear the sight, she looked like a dragon”, one of them said
When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Enwerem, DSP confirmed the incident but ruled out the theory of “Magun” stating that the deceased may be victims of fumes inhaled from a generator.