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Imo hospital threatens mass burial of unidentified corpses

By Charles Ogugbuaja, Owerri
30 September 2021   |   4:00 am
The authorities of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owerri, in Imo State, have threatened to conduct a mass burial within two weeks for unidentified corpses in their morgue.

The authorities of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owerri, in Imo State, have threatened to conduct a mass burial within two weeks for unidentified corpses in their morgue.

A few weeks ago, a vocal cleric told the media that he visited the centre and saw about 35 corpses, mostly young men with beards.

There were also complaints by morticians that security operatives were allegedly driving into the hospital’s premises forcibly to dump corpses of young people during the height of insecurity in the state.

But the Public Relations Officer of the centre, Jacinta Achonye,  in a  statement yesterday, urged  those whose relations were missing to go to the mortuary and identify them for collection or have them buried in mass within the period.

The statement reads: “This is to inform the general public that Federal Medical Centre, Owerri intends to conduct mass burial of abandoned corpses in it’s mortuary.

“In view of the above, those whose relatives are missing should visit the hospital’s mortuary for possible identification and collection of such corpse(s) within two (2) weeks from this publication.”