Two suspects were on Monday arrested by the Ondo state police command over the disappearance of the corpse of a “day-old-baby” at the Ondo State Specialist in Akure.
The suspects had been facing investigations at the “B Division” of the State Police Command over the weekend.
The arrest was confirmed by the Spokesperson for Police in Ondo State, Femi Joseph.
He said: “Yes, it is correct- we have arrested them and they are currently here in our custody answering questions on what they know about the missing corpse of the baby.
“We arrested the two of them at the weekend, and they confirmed that they are the mortuary attendants at the Ondo State Specialist hospital’s morgue.
“Although, we still going on with our investigations and we are ready to see its end but for now we will not like to disclose the names of these arrested two suspects.”
Speaking also, father of deceased baby, Femi Owonidaun, also a police officer said he will not rest until he gets to the root of the matter.
He said his wife had died at the Police Clinic along Alagbaka area of Akure on May 15, 2019, after an operation of “caesarian section” was conducted on her during delivery — And the lifeless baby was brought out with his placenta.
Their corpses deposited at the state’s specialist hospital morgue, he said.
“You can imagine that after my wife, Nike, died of the operation, we took her corpse and that of the baby with his placenta to the mortuary unit of the Ondo State Specialist Hospital in Akure.
“At the mortuary, they all took the recording of the two deceased after we had already paid the require and necessary charges.
“On Saturday, it was very surprising when we came there and wanted to pick the corpses for burial, and the attendants could only produce my wife’s dead body and was unable to find the corpse of my day old baby.
“Even, the placenta they could not also find it. I discovered these when they finished washing the corpse of my wife after paying them to do so.
“I noticed they put her in the casket that we brought without the corpse of the baby and his placenta too.
“Then, I asked for the corpse of my baby with the placenta. Immediately they replied me and said if I want to see the corpse of my baby and the placenta and if I was not afraid to enter the inner morgue and see the ghost of his death then I should go in but we insisted to see it.
“I told them, we have come here to bury the two corpses together and mostly to wrap the baby with the white cloth in my hand and laid him to rest beside his mother.
“But we noticed something seem to be fishing, and we quickly raised the alarm that they must produce the corpse of baby and his placenta”, he said.