Grandfather Of Ngora Conjoined Twins Demands Bride Price During Burial
There were ugly scenes and exchange of vulgar words during the burial of the Ngora conjoined twins on Tuesday afternoon, with the father of the deceased mother, Faith Atim, demanding for bride price before the coffins could be lowered.
Mr. Francis Abwoot, the father to Faith Atim who died recently after a caesarian section that brought forth the conjoined twins wanted a total sum of shs400,000 before he could allow the send off of the couplets claiming that their father had not fully paid bride price for their deceased mother.
The Conjoined Twins While Still Alive
“It is very unacceptable for this man to make me incur triple losses. I permitted the burial of his wife [my daughter] because of the grief I had. He has been staying with my daughter for a long time and I demand that I be paid shs400,000 before I allow this burial to take place,” Abwoot said.
It took the intervention of mourners to sweet talk him into allowing the funeral rites to take place then negotiations would follow later. Residents accused him of being inconsiderate and greedy at a time when only grief was expected of a normal human being.
Faith Norah Atim, 38, a councilor who had been representing Ngora town Council at the district Council and Okiror Misairi, gave birth to the three legged twins after a caesarian section at Ngora Freda Carr Hospital on May 4th, 2013 and died shortly after the C-section. The girls, Apio and Adongo, who were conjoined from the chest up to the abdomen, suffered a fever and flu last Monday and died on Sunday May 19th at a time when tests were still being carried to aid an operation that would enable their separation.