A woman identified as Mrs Felicia Odo who was reportedly declared dead in March 2022 by her daughter has resurfaced in Ogui, Enugu metropolis.
Sources informed a correspondent of Daily Trust who visited the area that Mrs Odo who is an Indigene of Eha Amufu in Isi Uzo LGA of Enugu state was declared dead by her daughter.
Her daughter, Obioma a 26-year-old single mother who informed her neighbors of her mother’s passing had received donations from them.
However, things went awry when Obioma mother visited her on Sunday.
Obioma denied knowing her and ran away but luck ran out of her as she came back to her shop by 10pm on Monday to pack some of her belongings and angry Neigbour’s stoped her and invited the police.
A resident in the area, Ifeoma Amaechi gave a detailed description of the situation.
She said: “Obioma started selling food on wheel barrow 3 years ago but as a result of her hard work, one of the Neigbour’s gave her shop to stay and do her business but in March this year, she told us that her mother fell sick and died in the village and was deposited at Eastern Nigeria Medical Centre Enugu and this attracted sympathy as many of us contributed money and gave to her for the mothers burial.
“One of the Neigbour’s even gave her a bag of rice to use for the burial but we later learnt that she cooked the rice in her shop and sold to customers including the neigbour that donated the rice for her.
“We are still in confusion as we are yet to know why she lied to people that her mother was dead.”
Also speaking in the incident, Mrs Odo stated that she was still in shock.
She said: “I am still in the state of confusion as I don’t know why she is rejecting her own family.
“Obioma gave birth to her first daughter in her fathers house and later got married where she gave birth to 2 girls but had problem in her marriage and relocated to Enugu where she’s living and doing her business.
“The last 2 girls are living with her mother Inlaw but the first daughter was living with me until recently that I brought the girl back to her in Enugu because she doesn’t send money home for the upkeep of her daughter.”
When contacted, the Police Public Relation Officer of Enugu state Command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe who said he’s not aware of the incident said “I will need to verify that, please.”