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Ikorodu Lagos Mortuary Attendants Selling Corpse Parts To Ritualists Appear In Court

mortuary attendants selling corpses part to ritualist arrested

3 mortuary workers were on Thursday arraigned before a Yaba Chief Magistrates Court for allegedly removing the wrists and heart of a dead woman at an hospital in Ikorodu Lagos.

Olusegun, 65; Olamide, 41; and Aliyu, 45, were said to have committed the offence on November 16, at St. Raphael Divine Mercy Hospital in Ijede, Ikorodu.

Prosecuting Assistant police Superintendent of Police (ASP) Roman Unuigbe said the complainant, Mr. Anthony Lawani reported to the police that the body of his sister, Mary Ehinlaiye, 51, got missing from the mortuary.

Unuigbe said: “The complainant went to the mortuary to collect his sister’s body for burial, but the attendants could not present it to him.

“It was later discovered that they had exchanged the body for another one and the family of the other deceased had buried his sister as their own.

“They secretly went to the mortuary, exchanged the bodies and tried to return her to her brother without two wrists and a heart.

“Fortunately, Lawani discovered the missing parts and drew the attention of the police to the development.”

The offence, the prosecutor said, contravened sections 165 (b) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. (Revised)

The defendants pleaded not guilty.

Chief Magistrate Peter Ojo granted them N500,000 bail with two sureties each in the like sum.

One of the sureties, he said, must be a relation and must be resident in the court’s jurisdiction.

Ojo said the sureties must show evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government and be employed.

The case continues on January 30.



  1. Joshau Ignettu

    December 7, 2018 at 12:33 AM

    These irritants deserve instant execution

  2. iron bar

    December 7, 2018 at 12:36 AM

    Jehovah Jireh!!wetin we no go hear again. from classroom molesters to pedophiles,incest ,skull mining and under wear rituals.even someone their families thought its resting peace is not even getting the peace.A big chunk of our population is really made up of mad people ..

    • DB

      December 7, 2018 at 12:11 PM

      I just tire for this people. Abi, do we also call them the new generation with their age?

  3. DB

    December 7, 2018 at 12:11 PM

    I just tire for this people. Abi, do we also call them the new generation with their age?

  4. mulikat

    December 8, 2018 at 12:51 PM

    only in naija Death is not RIP again, pls no too much talk, just kill of of them and give their rest dead body to animal in zoo.

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