NO STAFF OF FIRST BANK HAS CONDOLE WITH US VISITED OR CALLED US ON PHONE AFTER THEY DEPOSITED MY HUSBAND’S CORPSE IN MORTUARY-Mrs. Igweh Cries Out
Husband Slumped, Died Inside First Bank
By Sunday Memeh
(Mrs.). Cordelia Igweh, wife of the Late Mr. Vincent Igweh, a native of Owa-Nta Community in Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State, who slumped and died while waiting to cash his money inside the First Bank PLC, Agbor has stated that she has not set her eyes on any of the staff of the First Bank, neither have the Business Manager and other top officers of the bank visited her residence for condolences since on Thursday, February 2, 2023, when her husband slumped and died while waiting to be attended to in their banking hall.
Speaking further, Mrs. Cordelia Igweh, a Head Teacher at Igumbor Otiku Secondary School, Agbor, condemned the publications made on social and print media concerning the death of her husband as untrue stories.
Reacting to the said publications, Mrs. Igweh said, “I am not happy in what a lady was reading online about my husband’s death. After listening to it, I was embarrassed and disappointed, saying in her statement, that my husband fainted and was rushed to St. John’s Catholic Hospital, Agbor.
The widow said, “My husband did not gain consciousness andrushed to the hospital, rather he slumped and died immediately after spending hours standing ina queue at the banking hall. He was only taken to the St. John’s Catholic Mortuary by the bank Officers after having given up the ghost.
“Secondly, she reported that my husband died in a Global Bank, instead of mentioning First Bank where the incident took place.
“In the third place, the lady also stated that my husband is a resident of Iyama Street, Agbor instead of No. 6, Chuks Onyibe Close, off Chris Ogana, Andy Iyama Community, Agbor, Delta State.
I was told by an eyewitness that my husband gradually fell down and spent more than three hours on the floor, struggling to get up and nobody could help until he took his last breath before the arrival of the bank staff who helped in carrying his corpse to the Mortuary,” she explained.
Explaining further, she disclosed to on that very day, when they woke up in the morning, she prepared breakfast for her husband before he left for the bank transactions. She stated that she was at home when her husband went to the bank, stating that she took permission from her school for some personal reasons, not to be in school that day
She said after some hours when her husband left the house; somebody she called Mr. Amechi called her on the phone that she should start coming to the First Bank where her husband slumped. She said immediately after she dropped the call, another person also called to tell her to rush to St. John’s Catholic Hospital saying that her husband slumped and he has been rushed to the hospital.
She said, on getting to the hospital, what she saw were the doctors, nurses, bankers, and some members of her husband’s trade union moving her husband directly to the mortuary.
Speaking further, she disclosed that what is paining her is that since that very day, the bank staff helped to carry her husband’s lifeless body to the Mortuary, neither of the bankers has called her phone number nor visited her and her children to know how they are coping.
She said she has been in Agbor for more than 25 years and that she and her late husband have been operated with First Bank for the last 25 years.
Mrs. Igweh, while speaking in tears, stated that she and her husband were blessed with four children, two males, and two females. She said her late husband was the one training three out of the four grown-up children in the Universities.
She explained that she is confused about the whole thing as she does not know where to start from. When asked to know her message to the bank, Mrs. Igweh said she has left the battle between her and the bank with God to fight for her and her children, saying that, he who killed by the sword, must also die by the sword and he who destroyed must be destroyed also.
She concluded by saying that her husband’s burial arrangements will be fixed immediately after the ongoing traditional rites by the Elders of the Owa-Nta Community.