The Edo state central hospital mortuary was
recently thrown into pandemonium when
two corpses disappeared from the morgue
on the day they were meant to be buried.
According to Leadership, the two corpses’
File photo of a morgue.
disappearance on a burial day while in the
custody of mortuary attendance led family
members of the deceased to storm the 100-
year-old hospital, where they issued threats to
set the mortuary ablaze if the corpses were not
But for the timely intervention of police officers
drafted to the hospital, the issue would have
escalated into a serious debacle between the
mortuary officials and family members of the
Michael Idemudia, the eldest son of one of the
deceased narrated that his 54-year-old late dad
being rushed to the hospital before he gave up
the ghost and the had been there since his body
had been deposited at the morgue but are now
confused as to why his body was missing.
[img]“My name is Idemudia Michael; I live at 23,
Omomo Street off St Saviour road. He is my
father, and we are from Ovia North East Local
Government Area. We brought the corpse on
the 18th of November, 2015 to this hospital.[/b]
“We were rushing him to the hospital when he
gave up and we brought him here. When he
died, we were looking for money to bury him.
“We came to check on the 21st when they called me to come pick up his cloths so about two days ago, we came to clear the bills and we had no chance to check him again because we were in a hurry. That is where we made the mistake of not checking him. When we came on Thursday to carry the corpse, it was nowhere to be found and the burial is Thursday and Friday. “The hospital management said we should take it easy that they are going to investigate the matter,” one of the deceased’s sons explained.
While the Edo indigenes are unhappy about the disappearance of their dead, six mutilated
female corpses were recently discovered in
Ikorodu area of Lagos state.
Residents of Anibaba area of the division
informed that the corpses arrived in ‘batches’
and although they did not know who could
perpetrate such dastardly acts, they were sure
the perpetrators were not residents of Ikorodu.
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