The Rivers state police command says its investigating the circumstances that led to the disappearance of a corpse from kpaima mortuary.
The police public relation officer told correspondent that the matter was received at state criminal investigation division and urged parties to the matter to corporate with the police to bring perpetrators to justice.
He said the CP Usman Balel has waded into the matter and urged the complainants and the accused to maintain peace and order until the matter is resolved.
Over the week the corpse of one LATE MRS INEDI INKOTARIAH was reportedly missing from kpaima mortuary where the body was deposited by Mrs. Inedi step son Charles Inkotariah.
Late Mrs. Inedi Inkotariah was billed to be buried last Saturday 6th July 2019 by Charles and his faction but getting to the mortuary as part of preparation to the burial fixed for the 6th July 2019, a service of songs was organized for 4thJuly and like the customs demand Charles had earlier gone to the morgue to ask for the body of late Mrs. Inedi only to be told that himself and His sister had earlier come to pay and collect the corpse.
The matter was reported at Mile one police station and subsequently transferred to state CID for proper investigation. Our correspondent who spoke to both the kpaima mortuary attendants discovered that the corpse was signed out by Late Mrs. Inedi’s sister and another who disguised himself as Charles to collect the corpse for burial. The manager of kpaima morgue (name with-held) insisted that the morgue had acted professionally as the person with the tally and document was issued with the corpse after dues and payment was settled. He urged them to take their family issues outside his business. The sister to late madam Inedi InkoTariah could not be reached for her version of the story even as the police issued arrest warrant to get them to sign for the peace resolution but was rebuffed
The late Inedis sister and her faction who according to information had fixed same burial for the 27th of July.
Sequel to the above, relations who had gathered in Buguma Asaritoru LGA in Rivers State for the arrival of late Mrs. Inedi’s burial were full of surprises over the drama being played out. They however condemned the incident and sued for peace to allow the dead to be buried peacefully while talks can continue to settle the family issues that are yet to be resolved.