Pleading not guilty before a Yaba magistrate court, Micheal Olusegun aged 65, Oluseyi Olamade aged 41 and Adetunji Aliyu aged 45 were charged to court by the Police on a two count of conspiracy and misconduct with regards to a corpse.
The defendants are mortuary attendants who the Police accused of cutting off the heart and two wrists of late Mary Ehinlaiye who is aged 51.
ASP Roman Unuigbe said that Anthony Lawani lodged a complaint to the Police about the missing corpse of his Sister that was deposited in the morgue.
He told the court that the crime was committed on November 16, 2018, at St. Raphael Divine Mercy hospital Ijede in Ikorodu Area of Lagos.
Speaking Further Before the court he said
“My Lord, the complainant had gone to the mortuary to collect his sister’s body for burial but the attendants could not present the body 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 and exchange the corpses 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 situation,” he said.
The offense, he said contravened the provisions of sections 165 (b) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Peter Ojo the Chief Magistrate of the Court admitted the accused to bail of N500000 each with two sureties each in like sum and that one of the sureties must be a blood relation who resides within the jurisdiction of the court.
The case was adjourned to January 30, 2019, for further hearing.