Thirty hours after being in a mortuary, a 70 year old man in Benue state has resurrected. Amos Otene had on August 26 been pronounced dead at a private hospital before being taken to the mortuary.
Otene was said to be have been admitted on August 25 after he developed a sever tooth ache.
Family members and other sympathisers, on hearing news of Otene's death, had all gone to the hospital.
Eche, Amos Otene's son, said the doctors, after extracting the requisite body fluid and other substances from the corpse, were wheeling the corpse back to the mortuary when his supposedly dead dad raised his right hand.
According to him, everyone present had fled at the sight of the dead man moving his limbs. Eche further stated that it took about seven minutes before the mortuary attendant could summon the courage to go close to him.
The doctor later demanded Otene be admitted for close checks. He was however discharged after three days of medication and receiving some rounds of drips.
Speaking at his residence, the resurrected man said:
"What I remember is that I was in a vehicle and traveled a long distance.
"When I got there, there were many people and there was a lot of celebration and merriment and the people were happy. But they did not allow me to stay with them. They said I should go back and repeat my work."
"I am much better now and I thank God for everything and I also owe many thanks to the hospital for taking care of me and my family members who have been worried. I hope they will continue to be with me until I am completely free from this stress," Otene said.
Meanwhile, medical experts noted that Otene could not have died in the first place and that the question of resurrection was out of the question. The only explanation, according to a Makurdi-based medical practitioner, Dr. Ameh Edache, was that he was in a long coma.