Tempers ran high at the Edo State Central Hospital mortuary following the alleged mysterious disappearance of two corpses on a burial day in the custody of mortuary attendance.
The disappearance of the bodies heightened tension at the premises of the 100 year old state owned hospital as the angry family threatened to set the mortuary ablaze should the corpses are not produced.
However, hordes of police men were immediately drafted to the hospital premises to prevent breakdown of law and order
According to Michael Idemudia, the eldest son of one of the deceased, his father’s was been rushed to the hospital when he died.
He said his 54 years old retired police officer was deposited in the mortuary on the 18th of November, 2015 and went to collect his cloths on the 21st of same month but could not understand why the corpse will be missing on the day of the burial when arrangements have been made.
Idemudia said the hospital management is doing nothing about it rather they locked everywhere.
He stated “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”.
“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 burial 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 wgoing to investigate the matter”.