Usen-Obong Ime Jacob, 27, slumped in his parents’ home on Sunday evening, May 1, and was taken to a private hospital.
The doctor is said to have declared him dead that same evening and the family held a funeral for him on Monday, May 2.
However, as mourners surrounded the coffin, it allegedly opened and mourners noticed the deceased breathing.
A video taken at the funeral showed mourners expressing shock when they noticed Usen-Obong was still alive.
Usen-Obong was then taken to the hospital again but died upon arrival.
A friend of the deceased who reached out to LIB blamed his death on the doctor at the private hospital.
He said Usen-Obong was obviously in a coma and might have survived if he was placed on life support.
However, he said because the doctor pronounced him dead, he was put in a coffin which led to his sudden demise.
“We need justice for Usenobong… This matter can’t slide,” the friend of the deceased told LIB.
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