A mortuary belonging to the Plateau Specialist Hospital in Jos witnessed an usual event Monday when a corpse being prepared for burial held unto the hand of his brother shrouding him.
Dead Choji Zeng, 35, and his brother Gyang Zeng were said to have quarrelled over landed property their father left them. But nothing suspect was done by Gyang, avording to relatives.
Family members, who had participated in the washing of the corpse, ran out in panic as they saw the dead Choji Zeng, holding tight to his younger brother Gyang Zeng.
The pandemonium attracted mortuary attendants, who came in to separate the two brothers.
The two brothers had lived together at Ungwan Juma’a Abattoir in Jos metropolis. Zeng, 35 years old, died after a brief illness, relatives said. He was said to have suffered from a liver disease.
Gyang confirmed the incident.
He said he had to call the mortuary attendant for help. The mortuary attendant forced the dead hands off him.
“Choji why did you hold my hand, you want me to join you or what,” Gyanf saod je told his dead brother.
One of the mortuary attendants said that it was not the first time such a thing would happen in the mortuary.