Villagers in Umuoji, Amucha, in Imo state, were left in shock when the corpse of a dead man was exhumed and they discovered he was still “breathing” and his body was yet to decay.
In a video shared online, a crowd is seen gathered around a casket with the body of a dead man inside it.
“He’s breathing, he’s breathing,” those in the crowd say in shock.
The man reportedly died on November 20, 2019, and was buried on 8 October, someone in the video is heard saying.
Another voice is heard saying the man has been dead for one whole year and has been buried for over three weeks yet he’s still breathing. Another voice in the video interjected, saying the man has been buried for almost a year.
“Since I was born, I’ve never heard a thing like this but now I’ve seen it with my two eyes. Abomination,” the man filming is heard saying.
The man filming explained that the man’s corpse was exhumed because the land he was buried in is someone else’s.
He continued: “He was buried in a land that is not his own, so his spirit cannot rest. Because the land he was buried in is not his.”
The video shows the casket housing the corpse is already being eaten by insects. However, the man’s body is still intact and has shown no sign of decay. Those gathered round the casket commented on this too.
The daughter of the deceased man was later invited and the casket was opened for her to identify her father.