41 days dry Fasting, 19-year-old student hospitalised in Ebonyi

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A 19 year-old student, identified as Ikechukwu Oke, has been hospitalised in Ebonyi State after undergoing 41-day “dry fasting.”

Omokoshaban.com learned that, Oke is undergoing treatment currently at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital (AE-FUTHA), Abakaliki, the state capital.

Oke, was said to have nobody's taken care of him, as such, he hawks sachet water otherwise known as pure water and sausage rolls in Onitsha, Anambra, after school went of from season to raise his school fees.

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It was also gathered that after several complaints of hardship in the family and attempts to get assistance from government and private individuals failed, Oke embarked on 41-day praying and fasting to seek God’s intervention.

The 19-year-old student was said to have collapsed at the weekend after the 41-day prayer and fasting he observed on a mountain in Abakaliki metropolis.

As gathered, Oke, who hails from Ohataekwe in Umuezeokaoha community, Ezza North Local Government area had sneaked to the mountain to commence the dry fasting on July 23, without informing his mother and elder brother, Obinna Oke, who lives with him in Ishieke.

According to information, some of his prayer colleagues, however, hurriedly carried him to the elder brother who consulted a patent medicine dealer who administered drip and some drugs in an attempt to revive him.

Also, it was said that his elder brother, Obinna Oke, who is a mechanic said nobody was aware of the Ikechukwu’s action, describing it as shocking and bizarre.

He noted that he wouldn’t have allowed his brother to embark on such a “suicidal mission.”

Tribune Online gathered that a former member of the Federal House of Representatives, Peter Edeh, who was not satisfied with the treatment, mobilised people to take him to Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (AE-FUTHA) for proper medical attention.

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