Another victim of the immigration stampede, Sunday Okezie Kalu, an indigene of Abia has been buried over the weekend.
Sunday was one of the many applicants, who came in their thousands for the immigration screening exercise on Saturday 15th March at the Elekahia Stadium in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers and he was one of the unfortunate one who lost their lives.
No fewer than 16 persons lost their lives in the during the immigration screening test which held in various states of the country.
Residents of Okon-Aku in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State wailed as the remains of Kalu, a graduate of Microbiology arrived from Port Harcourt.
His body left Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital (BMSH) at 6am in a white ambulance which was escorted to his hometown by his weeping friends, who handed the body to Ohafia youths. They then took it round the community.
When the body got to his family home, the late Kalu’s 48-year-old mother, Mrs. Justina Okezie Kalu, reportedly went into a coma and almost died.
His father was speechless, his legs trembling and his head bowed as he saw his son's lifeless body arriving in an ambulance.
The people at the funeral rejected a condolence message by the State Command of NIS saying it should not be read, as it was unnecessary.