It has been said that life is most unpredictable; and that no one knows what each passing day, or hour, minutes or second holds for anyone. That was the case of the family of Mr. Agoya of 6, Isorai Street, by Dr. Jude Lane, Oyoko, Abavo in Ika South Local Government Area, when calamity struck recently, leaving three of the family members dead under 3 weeks
Speaking to Ika Weekly, on the unfortunate development the third son of one of the deceased, Dr. Jude Okafor said that 33years old Mr. Patricia Ndidi was suffering from chicken pox which did not last for more than two days; and that during the two days sickness, she was also complaining of stomach pains until she gave up the ghost on April 30, 2010. He said that the family was worse affected and threw off-balance when 37 years old Mr. Nwazuni Chukwekwu and 40 years old Mrs. Doris Okafor all of the same parents also died on the same day, May 11, 2010. He went further to say that before their death, the two women were also complaining of stomach problem before they were taken to the hospitals, and that prior to that day, the two women were hale and hearty. It was when the problem persisted that Mrs. Nwazuni Chukwekwe was taken to Anioma hospital, while Mrs. Doris Okafor was taken Ehuike hospital, both in Boji-Boji Owa. Unfortunately, Mrs. Chukwekwu died at 10.00am while Mrs Okafor gave up the ghost later at 5.00pm the same day.
Also speaking, Mr. Isoria Emmanuel, first son of late Mrs. Doris Okafor and Dr. Jude Okafor said that their mother, until her death, was a peace loving woman who touched the lives of many in and outside the community. They regretted that their mother did not live long enough enjoy the fruits of her labour. Some of those who came to identify with the family of the deceased also expressed shock over the incident say that it was an unusual occurrence in the community. They prayed God to fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
As at the time Ika Weekly visited the family, late Mrs. Okafor has been buried by members of her family, as they were still mourning the death of their loved ones. The other two women have been deposited at Anioma Hospital, Boji-Boji, Owa.