SAD!!! 75 Year-Old Pensioner Dies At Local Government Waiting To Be Screened [See Photo]

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There was pandemonium in Benin on Tuesday, as a 75-

year-old pensioner, Sunday Oboite, collapsed and died

while waiting on queue for screening at the Oredo local

government council.

Sources at the local government council disclosed that the

council which called for the screening, is owing the

pensioners nine months pension arrears.

It was gathered that when the late Oboite collapsed on the

queue, other pensioners, especially women, scampered in

different directions around the popular and ever busy Ring

Road where the council is located.

Efforts by the few male pensioners and council officials who

mustered boldness to assist the victim failed to revive him as

he died on the spot.

Commenting on the incident, the Secretary of Nigerian Union

of Pensioners (NUP), Oredo local government area chapter,

Sunday Erumwunse, attributed the death of the late pensioner

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to starvation that might have resulted from non payment of

their pension arrears.

He called on the authorities of the local government council

to expedite action and pay up the pensioners to forestall

further deaths.

One of the pensioners, Pa John Eweka, who was saddened by

the death of his late colleague, said, “I believe he died of

hunger. They are not paying us and many of us find it

difficult to feed.

Pa Eweka called on the government to assist the family of the

deceased with money for his funeral.

Efforts made to speak the chairman of Oredo local

government council, Ms Sweet Ikpomwosa, failed, as she

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refused to speak with journalists.

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