Residents of Rivers State, Nigeria, are still in shock as an unidentified middle-aged man slumped and died while dancing at a traditional wedding in Borokiri, axis of old Port Harcourt Township in Rivers State.
It was gathered that the man simply identified as Dein, was a community chief from Ataba in Andoni Local Government Area of the state.
The incident happened on Monday at a traditional marriage reception between his relative from Ataba, who got married to a lady from Asarama community all in Andoni LGA.
The chairman was happily entertaining the crowd who cheered him on, whining his waist to some traditional song before he slumped.
While on the floor struggling for breath, no assistance came from the onlookers as they believed his laying was part of his performance.
The chairman tried getting up, but he couldn’t, before signaling for help.
As seen in the viral video, the master of ceremony said, “Is this (sudden fall to the ground) part of the dance? Is fainting part of the dance? Is fainting part of the dance?”
Suddenly, the man made a move with his hands and head as if he was trying to stand up, but fell again and remained motionless.
Few minutes afterwards, a man walked up to him to know what the problem was, two other guests followed and they touched him and rolled him sideways but his hands dropped.
The MC said, “Doctor is going to check him; check if it is alcohol.”
As apprehension grew, the men signalled to themselves and took the man away.
It was gathered that one of the guest and a medical doctor, who confirmed the man’s death.
The spokesman for the state Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, said he saw the video, but he had yet to get any report on it.