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'We warned him not to go anywhere but rest' - Church Elder confirmed dead after medical disobedience

An impulse shock was what the Biretuo family of Mehami in the Ahafo Region witnessed this morning when the news of their husband, father, uncle, brother and counsellor got to them. Opanin Elder Augustine Sekwa, 68, would have been alive today if he hadn't disobeyed his doctor's medical counselling, his eldest son, Dr Bright Sekwa said in tears after confirming his father death. 

Eld. AE as he was affectionately called, developed a stroke in the mid of May 2021 but was put on dialysis; a medical conditional treatment that works with aged people who develops nervous breakdowns. His children, Bright Sekwa MD., and Esther Owusu Sekwa, a pharmacist, did put their father on strict medical review before they were able to get the man to his feet partially.

Eld. AE did not wait for a second after his partial healing before running back to his church duties. He was bedridden from 12 May to 30 September and was back to the church on Sunday 4 October 2021 to give Thanksgiving to his maker. The man was counselled by his medical children that, it wasn't the best move as he was still healing but the 68-year-old Elder went against the advice of his children and went to church. 

The entire Biretuo family supported him yesterday and nothing bad did happen. The man who should have taken rest today didn't do so and went back to the church this morning to chair a leaders meeting. My sister called me and together on a conference call, we warned him not to go anywhere but rest and concentrate on his meds, but he refused to do so when we hang up the phone, Dr Bright Sekwa said. 

Eld. AE while at the meeting with his church leaders at the Mehami Mt. Olive Methodist Church, asked for water around nine twenty this morning and placed his head on the table he was sitting behind. He didn't wake up again and died. It is believed he might have developed a heart attack which might have caused his death.

His body has been taken to the Oteng Hospital Mortuary where his son Dr Bright Sekwa, works as an MD (Medical Doctor).

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