How I almost swallowed a metal hook in soup while eating at funeral – Nigerian man reveals

Willie Nwokoye, a former Principal Secretary to ex-Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has advised people eating out to chew their food properly before swallowing.

He gave the advice in a Facebook post on Sunday, September 3, after he almost swallowed a metal hook in a plate of Egusi soup while eating at a funeral ceremony on Saturday. 

“SCARY, VERY SCARY! I’m still fretting. It was yesterday at a funeral VIP tent in my home town Amawbia. I was licking a nice plate of egusi soup. No fish. Therefore no such bones to be cautious about. Only large chunks of beef. I scooped a spoonful of the soup, mainly vegetable and undissolved egusi.

Naturally I munched lightly and rolled the things with my tongue to swallow. And click, my teeth ground something metal. I gradually picked it off.

And it was this hook! Lesson: eat out, eat public but please carefully chew every scoop properly. Scrutinize every mouthful with your tongue. Something very deadly like this can sneak through public cooking.

. And find its way into your plate. Imagine if I had gulped this down. God was kind. I’m still thanking.”