Friday, 10 August 2012

Teacher falls, dies while plucking pear for lover

IT was a tragic end of a
teacher with the Federal
Housing Estate Secondary
School, Calabar as he fell
down and died from a pear
tree while trying to pluck
pear fruits from a big pear
tree standing at the back of
their house.
The teacher whose name
was given as Eddy and who
hails from Biase Local
government Area of Cross
River State but lives with his
elder brother, a serving
permanent secretary with
the state at House 2, J Line
Federal Housing Estate
plunged to a tragic death
when he climbed the pear
tree to pluck pear fruits for
Vicky, his girlfriend who
came to visit him.
According to a source close
to the family, “He was at
home that Wednesday
afternoon since school
vacated last week and Vicky,
his girlfriend called that she
was coming to the house.
When she came, she saw
that quite a number of the
pear fruits were ripe and
ready for plucking and she
asked Eddy if he could get
some for her and he obliged.
But he died while doing
The source said had said that
because the peer tree was
big, people normally use
ladder to climb it “but this
time, the high rainfall in
Calabar had caused the stem
of the pear tree to be wet
and slippery so when he had
climbed to a point, the ladder
slipped off from the stem
and he came crashing to the
The teacher the source
revealed fell down from the
tree with his forehead which
caused him serious injury.
Despite the serious injury
sustained, Eddy was able to
drive himself in his pick up
van to hospital but could not
continue when he got
opposite Senator Ita Giwa’s
It was gathered that he
became too dizzy and pulled
by the side of the road but
one of his brother’s had to
drive him to hospital.
A doctor at the General
Hospital Calabar said that the
deceased died from
hemorrhage in his brain, and
his body was deposited at
the hospital’s mortuary.

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