Shock as corpse disappears from mortuary on burial day - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Thursday, January 6, 2022

Shock as corpse disappears from mortuary on burial day

By Our Correspondent

The corpse of a woman has reportedly gone missing from a mortuary in Ebonyi State, leaving relatives stunned.

The burial could not hold as scheduled due to the disappearance of the corpse.

The body of the late Madam Grace Orjiokoro was deposited at the General Hospital Mortuary Owutu Edda in Afikpo South Local Government Area after shell died in the hospital.

She was 80 years old when she died last July 2.

But the family was shocked when they went to the mortuary on December 28 to take the corpse for burial only to discover it was no longer there.

Sympathisers and relations had converged on various canopies at the deceased’s compound singing and chanting only for news to filter in that the corpse was missing in the mortuary.

A brother of the deceased, Fred Okoro, said he got the shock of his life when the family members went to collect the remains of their sister on the burial day, only to discover that a different corpse was kept in the morgue for them.

He said they suspected something fishy a month after they made a deposit at the mortuary.

Efforts made by family members to see the condition of the corpse were allegedly frustrated by the morticians who allegedly always claimed that the morgue was fumigated.

He said he suspected foul play as those alleged to have mistaken his sister’s corpse for theirs had refuted the allegation.

“It was discovered that those people deposited the body in May whereas my sister was deposited in July 2nd,” he said.

The Manager of the Mortuary, Mr Vincent Ude, said he was doing everything possible to recover the corpse.

“Investigations are still on now, I am sure we are going to recover the corpse,” he said.

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