The incident happened as the deceased, identified as Choji Zeng, was being dressed up by his brother, in preparation for burial.
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 Mr. 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, relations said. He was said to have suffered from a liver disease.Gyang Zeng confirmed the unusual incident. He said after bathing his brother, he was dressing him with white cloth, when his corpse grabbed his hands.
He staid he had to call the mortuary attendant for help. The mortuary attendant forced the dead hands off him.Relations and neighbours who witnessed the incident, also confirmed the incident.
One of the mortuary attendants said that it was not the first time such a thing will happen in the mortuary.Mr. Benjamin Oche, a neighbour of the two brothers who also witnessed the incident said that before the demise of the deceased, both brothers had a misunderstanding.He said both of them had quarrelled over the land they inherited from their parents.but no foul play was being suspected in Choji Zeng’s death.