Family at loggerheads with NCDC over corpse of Covid19 victim in Lagos


There is a mild drama in Badore Ajah in Lagos State as family members of a Covid19 victim who had dead are at loggerheads with the  Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC.

As a standard practice,  the (NCDC) handles burials of covid19 victims to ensure proper handling of the corpse to avoid more infections, but on this, the family of the deceased refused but instead dragged the corpse with the NCDC.

According to twitter user @Nerdy_Dopey, the family refused them.

He wrote: “So members of the @NCDCgov are currently at Badore, Ajah to transfer a #COVID19 patient to an isolation center but they were too late. The man had already died. Now the real case began, custodianship of his body.

The man’s family & area boys are LITERALLY dragging the man’s body. They want to bury their dead.

@NCDCgov want to take possession of his body so they handle it rightly.

It’s still ongoing right now around the Jetty area roundabout at Badore.
While the members of the @NCDCgov had their PPE on, the crowd were in no way protected and they were dragging the dead body like it was a game of thug of war.

The number of infected people with #COVID19 is about to triple at Badore, Ajah.

His family and all the people around that place should be quarantined.”