The dead bodies of a mother and her baby were deposited at a the government-owned hospital on Wednesday after the mother dead during labour, the corpes were brought to the government-owned hospital from the police hospital, in Akure Ondo state.
The Family of the deceased visited the morgue on Saturday to take the corpses for burial but were taken aback when they only saw the mother’s remains while baby’s body was missing and the mortuary attendants couldn’t proffer answers.
The family were upset over the incidence and promptly reported the matter to the police.
The Ondo State Police Command said on Saturday that it had launched investigation into the matter, to unraveal the sudden disappearance of the missing body in the mortuary of the Ondo Specialist Hospital, Akure the state capital.
A source said, “When the family of the deceased got to the hospital mortuary on Saturday to collect the remains of the dead, they only saw the body of the mother and the placenta but they could not find the baby. The mortuary attendants could not explain how it happened.’’
Confirming the incident,The spokesperson for the police in the state, Mr Femi Joseph, said the hospital officials would be invited for interrogations.
“We have not made any arrest for now but we have commenced investigation into the matter. We will invite the workers of the hospital, especially those working at the mortuary section,” Joseph stated.