THE National Hospital in Abuja has refuted reports that the corpse of gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu, was singing ‘Ekwueme’ while in the mortuary.
The spokesman for the hospital, Dr Taiwo Haastrup said this to newsmen yesterday, adding that there was no proof that Osinachi’s body was singing in the morgue.
After her death, Osinachi’s corpse was deposited in the National Hospital mortuary.
Reports said the mortuary attendants alleged that Osinachi’s corpse was singing her hit song, ‘Ekwueme’, in the middle of the night.
Reacting to the reports, Haastrup dismissed it saying, “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 (sic) 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.”
Speaking on the autopsy report on the deceased, he said: “It’s a coroner 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.”