The National Hospital in Abuja has reacted to reports that the corpse of gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu was singing ‘Ekwueme’ while in the mortuary.
Dr. Tayo Haastrup, the spokesman of National Hospital on Monday dismissed the report and said there was no proof that Osinachi’s body was singing in the morgue.
He stated that a dead person cannot sing in the morgue, dismissing the widely-shared rumour on social media that mortuary attendants alleged that Nwachukwu’s corpse was singing her hit song, ‘Ekwueme’.
Reacting to the report, Haastrup said, “Medically, there is nothing like that; it’s just an imagination of people. Somebody that is dead and is a corpse, how would such a person be singing in the night?
“There is no medical backup to that; it’s an imagination that may be due to the church she attended while alive, and the songs may just be giving people ideas, but there is no proof in any way. It just can’t be proven in any way.
“Somebody that is dead is dead and has become a corpse; it’s inside a morgue, it can’t sing and can’t move so it’s an imagination of people.”
On the autopsy report, he said, “It’s a corona case, and it’s confidential; we can’t reveal anything there. The IPO in charge will give it to the IGP, who will turn it to the court.
“The result has been submitted all the same, and our people did it confidentially.”
Nwachukwu was a chorister in Dunamis International Gospel Center, featured in the hit track, Ekwueme, by Prospa Ochimana in 2019.
She died a few months ago due to alleged domestic violence she suffered from her husband, Peter Nwachukwu.