Mum dies, son emaciated after embarking on 2-month dry fasting

Mum dies, son emaciated after embarking on 2-month dry fasting

- A woman has died as a result of dry fasting in the Sapele area of Delta state

- She embarked on a dry fasting with her husband, son and a family friend

- The son has emaciated and has been rescued after neighbours discovered what was going on

A woman has lost her life after her family embarked on a two-month dry fasting in the Sapele area of Delta state.

The disclosure was made in a post on Sapele Oghenek Facebook page, in which it was indicated that a friend of the family who has been staying with them since December 2019 initiated the dry fasting.

The deceased's son, who has emaciated as a result of the dry fasting, said they had been drinking only water for the period of two months.

According to the report, those that survived the fasting have been taken to Warri while the remains of the wife has been evacuated.

In other news, Chiagozie Nweke, a physically challenged boy, has brought good fortunes to his family after he was found by Honourable Ipoola Ahmed Omisore, a former Lagos lawmaker.

The former lawmaker decided to help the little boy after a photo of him emerged on social media, in which he could be seen hawking sachet water despite his disability.

Anyichuks Foundation has announced its intention to build a two-bedroom apartment for the family which will commence almost immediately.

Before now, the foundation undertook the scholarship of the little boy from primary four (4) through university level.

Apart from the scholarship, one million naira was also given to the boy's parents to start a trade with professional supervision and advise from business experts to ensure the success of the business.

All this, however, would not have been possible without Dr Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii, the young boy's benefactor.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that a medical doctor identified as Dominic Essien died in Akwa Ibom state after showing symptoms of the deadly coronavirus.

He was a physiotherapist, who owned a private clinic in Uyo and was also a lecturer in the Department of Physiology, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.

The incident was confirmed by the chairman of the Akwa Ibom state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Nsikak Nyoyoko.

In a statement on Thursday, April 16, Nyoyoko said Essien showed symptoms of coronavirus, after which he was rushed to the Ibom Specialist Hospital in Uyo, where he died.

The statement read: “I was called last night by a colleague who intimated me that one of our colleagues was sick with a week history of fever, cough and shortness of breath which worsened yesterday with his SPO2 as low as 72%, requiring him to be placed on oxygen at his clinic." ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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