Police have arrested some staff of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH mortuary, for allegedly removing the eyes of a dead 18-month-old twin, Chuma.
According to report, the father of the dead child who had gone back to pay the mortuary bill, two weeks later, discovered that the corpse they brought out for him, had been mutilated.
He added that; “Even while the baby was still breathing, one of the nurses had approached me and asked me to pay N30,000 to have the baby buried somewhere.
“That got me annoyed, From that moment, they became nonchalant, claiming they were waiting for the blood test until the child died.”
The father of the dead child also said he was prevented from taking pictures of the corpse.
“I was so angry I wanted to fight the mortuary attendants. Eventually, I abandoned the corpse to them.
“That very day, I reported the case to the Rivers State Police Command; the next day, I got in touch with my lawyer and we wrote a petition to the Commissioner of Police on September 18.
“Till today, the question I am asking the mortuary attendants is, what happened to the two eyes of my baby?” Sunday stated.
The State’s Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Zaki, said: “Sunday wrote a petition to me on September 18, and we immediately started the investigation.”
“We sent an invitation letter to the board of UPTH.”