by Azeez Adeniyi
There was pandemonium at the Plateau Specialist Hospital mortuary on Monday after hand of a corpse being prepared for burial suddenly grabbed his living brother’s hand.
The deceased, identified as Choji Zeng, was being dressed up by his brother, in preparation for burial.
Family members reportedly ran out in panic as they saw the dead Choji Zeng, holding tight to his younger brother Gyang Zeng.
Mortuary attendants later came in to separate the two brothers.
Zeng who lived with his brother at Ungwan Juma’a Abattoir in Jos metropolis had died after a brief illness.
Gyang Zeng confirmed the unusual incident to the News Agency of Nigeria. He said after bathing his brother, he was dressing him with white cloth, when his corpse grabbed his hands.
The mortuary attendant forced the dead hands off him.
Gyang also revealed tothat when the deceased held his hands, he asked him; “Choji why did you hold my hand, you want me to join you or what”.
One of the mortuary attendants said that it was not the first time such a thing will happen in the mortuary.