Yesterday was a day that wouldn’t be forgotten in a hurry in Warri, Delta State, as a presumed dead girl of about 15-years-old suddenly woke up as she was about to be buried at the Warri Cemetery.
The girl, whose name could not be ascertained at press time, was said to have died about 5 a.m yesterday and was wrapped in a mat and placed on top of the soak away at Warri Motor park. Reports from sources claim the girl was suspected to be pregnant, and allegedly took concoction which made her fall into a deep slumber. This made people assume she was dead.
Sources reported that her sympathizers made up mostly of youths saw her completely unclad and presumed that she had died, wrapped her in a mat and headed for the cemetery. A witness said,
“When we got to the cemetery, the workers there dug the grave for her burial. As the remains were laid into grave and they were about covering it with sand, the deceased sneezed and jumped out of the grave and started shouting,”
Consequently, there was confusion within and outside the cemetery as scores of people trooped to the cemetery to catch a glimpse of the ‘resurrected’ girl.
However, reports said the girl was immediately rushed to Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry, Effurun, near Warri for spiritual cleansing. Attempt by policemen near the cemetery to take the girl to the station was rebuffed by sympathizers who insisted that the matter did not concern the police. They said it was a spiritual case.