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Ondo Police arraign four mortuary attendants over missing corpse

Four mortuary attendants at the Ondo State Specialists Hospital, Akure, were on Tuesday arraigned before a magistrates’ court in Oke Eda, Akure.

The suspects are: Oluwole Fatoba, 45; Taiwo Ebenezer, 45; Matthew Adeleye, 39; and Olusola Olugbogi, 58.

The Ondo State police command has arrested the suspects over the disappearance of the corpse of a day-old baby from the hospital’s morgue.

It was gathered that the baby and his mother died two weeks ago during labour at the Police Hospital, Akure, and their corpses were deposited in the morgue of the state government-owned hospital, but when members of the deceased’s family went to the hospital to collect the corpses for burial, the baby could not be found.

The Presiding Judge, Mrs Victoria Bob-Manuel, granted the accused persons bail, adding that there was no concrete evidence against them.

She ruled that each of the accused persons must provide a surety, who must be a civil servant on Grade Level 9 and above, and N500,000 or a landed property in like sum.

She adjourned the case till July 2, 2019, for further hearing.

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