The rustic village of Itaja-Obohia, Olokoro, Umuahia council area of Abia State, was, weekend, thrown into mourning as a man and his two sons died mysteriously less than 24 hours after giving out his daughter in marriage.
The man, identified as Mr. Okechukwu Osoagbakwu, and his two sons died a night after his daughter’s traditional marriage.
It was gathered from a source that the deceased’s wife and their little son returned to Umuahia, where they reside, after the ceremony, while the husband and the two sons stayed back to tidy up the house before returning to their base.
The source said the newly married daughter was said to have put several calls across to her father and brothers without any of them picking the calls. She was said to have rushed back to their house in Olokoro, where she noticed that the entrance doors to the house were still locked, prompting her to solicit the assistance of neighbours, who forced one of the doors open only to see her father and brothers dead with blood still gushing out from their mouths.
Reacting to the incident, a village head from Umuonuzo, a neighbouring village, Chief Chukwuemeka Nwosu, described the incident as “sad and unfortunate,” adding that the incident has thrown the entire community in a sober mood.