Spiritual Leader Raises Alarm Over Unburied Corpses
Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka, the Founder of Ogili Foundation, trado-cultural Organisation based in Oba, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra has warned against continued dumping of corpses in mortuaries
Ezeonwuka who is the ‘Spiritual Leader of Igbo Nation’ noted that the growing number of unburied dead bodies lying in different morgues portends negative spiritual implications for the living in the area.
He described the spirit of the unburied dead as ‘zombies’, warning that they had the capacity to mutate into different forms and disrupt social and economic activities with unpleasant consequences.
He decried increasing wanton destruction of lives and property which was not alien in the Southeast, noting that it was possible that the zombies had possessed the minds of the people.
“The decline seen in Igboland can be blamed on hundreds of thousands of ghosts and zombies emanating from various mortuaries,
“Like I always say, the deposition of corpses in mortuaries across the entire Igbo land is the greatest undoing of our people and the consequences are grave and glaring.
“Almost all economic activities in the Southeast are shut down every week, it is not normal, it has a spiritual undertone, it can only take place in a nation being possessed by zombies.
“The gruesome killings of our own people, wanton destruction of lives and properties, cannibalism, drug trafficking and abuse, insecurity and violence ravaging the Southeast today can be directly linked to the influx of ghosts from stockpiled dead bodies in mortuaries into the population
“Only zombies kill and destroy without thinking,” he said.
Ezeonwuka called on state governments to as a matter of policy decongest mortuaries in the area by holding mass burial while urging Churches and families of deceased persons to encourage speedy burial of the deceased.
He said people should focus on giving their living brothers and sisters good life instead of waiting to give them befitting burial when they die
“The souls of those whose corpses have been littered in mortuaries are rising up against the living, the ghosts are taking up war on the living because the living has failed to bury their corpse 6ft below so their soul can move back to where it belong.
“It is against the law of nature, and that of the spirit, to retain the corpse of a dead person above the ground hours after their demise, the dead should be buried immediately.
“It is unfortunate that when a person is alive, we do not show them the love and concern we show to their corpse when they finally drop dead.
“The living should only love a soul when in the physical body, once the soul goes out of the physical body, the good thing you can do for it, is to discard the corpse by immediate commitment to the grave, the delay affects the journey of the soul back to God for judgment.
“The idea of storing corpses for days, months and even years in the mortuaries will destroy the Igbo Nation, clear off all corpses in the mortuaries and watch the Land unite and progress again,” he said.