A 45-year – old man named Felix Rwang Danjuma, a Rim district native of the Plateau State Local Government Area in Riyom, died at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) two hours after his wedding on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
When the shocking news reached her, he died wearing his wedding suit while the bride was heading home in her wedding gown.
Unfortunately, Felix was not even able to witness his wedding reception where he was expected to dance with his bride in full joy and entertain his friends with wine and meal of choice.
After the exchange of wedding vows at the church, he was rushed to Jos University Teaching Hospital around 3:30 pm and gave up the ghost at 5:30. It was learned right from the church that he began to have strange feelings that made breathing difficult for him.
When he arrived at the hospital, he was hailed in the male ward by those who knew him, a situation that attracted people to his bed. After he regained consciousness, he danced and celebrated with people in the hospital. He asked people to go to rest, but those close to him said that he was the one who needed to rest. The news went around that Felix was in a stable state and that the bride was happy to celebrate with her friends in anticipation that he would be released later in the day.
Felix later decided to sleep but failed to wake up two hours after being taken to the hospital. Those next to his bed didn’t know he was dead. It was discovered when they noticed tears in his eyes and blood sprinkling from his nose.
Doctors on duty’s attention were drawn to his condition immediately, but it was too late to save his life as he was confirmed dead. The sad news became mourning for the wedding celebration, the guests became sympathizers. His death produced a lot of speculations immediately. While some people suspected a witchcraft attack, in the mind of the 24-year-old bride, Keneng who was crying and wailing hoping a miracle would happen, other thoughts were running riot.
Narrating to Saturday Sun how her hopes of being with her husband were smashed two hours after their wedding, 24-year – old Kaneng said her husband got sick during their wedding preparation and recovered before the event.
She said: “He was hospitalized after our traditional wedding at Bingham University Teaching Hospital Jos and was discharged after some days. He was hale and hearty as the wedding plan was going on smoothly with high expectations.”
Three days to the wedding, he was struck with an ailment and was rushed to Jos University Teaching Hospital. After diagnosis, he was confirmed to be diabetic.
According to her, he was brought to the church from the hospital on the wedding day where they tied the nuptial knots with a vow to love each other till death parts them.
Keneng was not expecting that her husband would die in such circumstances. Her prayer was that he was going to be discharged from the hospital on the wedding day.
He was however returned to the hospital even before the wedding reception ended based on doctor’s advice. Her expectation was that her husband would return home that fateful day after medical examination. But unfortunately, he died.
The funeral rites were conducted on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at his village in Rim district of Riyom Local Government.