Some mortuary/cemetery attendants who specializes in selling body parts, arrested in Lagos state, Nigeria
Some group of persons were reportedly arrested today in connection to body parts they specialize in selling.
Today, the Lagos state Police Command has arrested two mortuary attendants of St Raphael Divine Mercy Specialist Hospital at ijede, Ikorodu and five other gravediggers at sabo cementary.
Following reports, the commissioner of police in Lagos state, CP imohimi Edgal, on Tuesday Nov 13, 2018, the CP receive a complaint from a man who is identified as Anthony Lawani, younger brother to one Mary Ehinlaiye, now deceased, 51 years of age.
The complainant said that the body parts of the deceased were sliced off by yet to be identified persons. “Based on the complaint, I directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police, SCIID, Panti, yaba to investigate the matter.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the corpse of the deceased was deposited at St Raphael’s Devine Mercy Specialist Hospital Mortuary along Ijede Road, Ikorodu for preservation.
When the relatives of the deceased woman came for the release of the corpse for burial, it was nowhere to be found.
At that point in time, it dawned on the mortuary attendants that they had released the corpse to the wrong persons.
Furthermore, he proceeded that to recover the corpse, five grave diggers working at Sabo cemetery, Ikorodu were contracted by the mortuary attendants to exhume the corpse for onward handover to its owners” he claimed.
Lagos state police boss, further revealed that the suspects conspired among themselves and dismembered the body of the deceased by cutting off the two wrist and heart for a yet to be determined reason.
“Investigation into this case is in progress, while efforts are on to arrest one of the grave diggers named Anifowoshe, who is currently on the run.
Some other Mortuary attendants at the hospital, Michael Olusegun and Olusesi Owamade were arrested alongside five grave diggers at Sabo cementery in Ikorodu, identified as Razaki Abesopiti, Okeowo Kazeem, Babatunde Giwa, among others.