70-year-old Amos Otene reportedly resurrected after he was certified
dead by medical practitioners in Makurdi, Benue State.
According to a report, Doctors at a private hospital in the town had, on
Wednesday, August 26, 2015, certified Otene dead at 4.30 a.m. and
wheeled him into the mortuary where his was for 30 hours awaiting
instructions from members of the family for embalming.
According to reports, Otene had had a toothache and was rushed to the
private clinic, on Tuesday, August 25. A day later, he was certified dead
and the doctors whose names were not mentioned in the report wanted to
embalm him but because there was no family member to give the go-
ahead, they instructed that his body be wheeled to the morgue.
30 hours later, Eche Otene, the son of the ‘deceased’, who lives in Lafia,
Nasarawa State, went to the morgue to identify his father’s body,
however when he got there, his father raised his hand to acknowledge the
presence of his son and followed that gesture by sitting up on the
The question everyone want answered is: Was the man sentenced to
death by an inexperienced medical team or did he actually die but was
brought back to life by God?
People who believe in science think Pa Otene could not have died in the
first place and the question of resurrection was out of the question. The
only explanation, according to a Makurdi-based medical practitioner, Dr.
Ameh Edace, is that the retiree could only have been “in a long coma”.
The Medical Director of Rekiya Memorial Hospital, Kaduna, Dr. Bello
Mohammed, said that “in the history of medicine, there has not been any
case of anybody coming back to life after being certified dead.” He
“If a person is pronounced clinically dead, he remains dead and there is
no way he can come back to life, certainly not after 24 hours. On this
case in question, the only medical explanation is that the patient was in
a long coma.”
To this school of thought therefore, if doctors had certified Pa Otene
dead, then the competence of such doctors should be called to question.
There are others who think it’s a miracle by God who brought him back
Is this a case of a miracle or medical incompetence?