How My Wife Died Few Hours After Delivery- Comedian Elder O

Source: Maryjane Ezeh/

If only he could turn the hands of the clock. If only he could question God, budding comedian Elder O, would have questioned the Almighty for taking the life of his beautiful wife at the time their marriage was about to become sweeter.

Precisely on Saturday, December 6, 2014, broke the news of how David Ogechukwu (Elder O) lost his darling wife Charity Odoemelam after she put to bed the first fruit of their marriage; a bouncing baby boy.

With tears filled eyes, the Abia State born rib-cracker tells how his better-half, Charity, died less than 24 hours after her Cesarean and Fibroid removal surgeries.

“I don't want to question God, but I'm yet to understand why he allowed my wife to die during childbirth. My wife delivered safely on Friday through a cesarean operation and died in the afternoon of the following day, around 3.p.m. The management of Havana hospital told us they needed to operate on her to remove a fibroid growth before embarking on the delivery. Both operations were successfully done and she was responding to treatment before finally giving up the following day.

We did our best to save the life of my darling wife, but she still died. When the hospital requested for blood, we brought excess, even me and few family members also donated our blood on the spot. In fact, I was making arrangements for more blood, coupled with the one already donated when she died. I still cannot believe my wife is dead. All the plans I have for her and our forthcoming first wedding anniversary are all gone, just like that.

But why me? I know how many widows and orphans I'm training and supporting. I also know how many indigent pregnant women I've paid their delivery fees at different hospitals. So, why is my own different?" Elder O asked while sobbing.

Late Charity Odoemelam's corpse has since been transferred to a mortuary in her state of birth (Abia).

Her family is expected to announce her burial date soon.