Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi, yesterday, paraded seven persons who allegedly specialised in slicing off human parts for sale.
The suspects who were paraded before journalists at Lagos State Police Command were identified as Olusesi Owamade, 41; Michael Olusegun, 65; Rasaki Abesopiti, 50; Okeowo Kazeem, 46; Babatunde Giwa, 50; Ade Aliu, 43 and Musiliu Yakubu, 56.
According to Imohimi, one Anthony Lawani, young brother to one late Mary Ehinlaiye, 51, received complaints that body parts of the deceased were sliced off by yet to be identified persons.
“Based on the complaint, I directed the deputy commissioner of police, SCIID, Panti, Yaba to investigate the matter.”
He said the preliminary investigation revealed that the corpse of the deceased was deposited at St Raphael Devine Merchr Specialist Hospital Mortuary along Ijede road for preservation.
“However, one Olusesi Owamade, a mortuary attendant with the approval of his supervisor, Michael Olusegun, erroneously released the corpse to another family.
‘’When the relations of the deceased woman came for the release of the corpse for burial, it was nowhere to be found.
“At this junction, it dawned on the mortuary attendant that they had released the wrong corpse.
He added that the mortuary contacted the gravediggers working at Sabo Cemetery, Ikorodu and they exhumed the corpse for onward handover to its owner.