Dana Air Crash: Two Families Fight Over Corpse

Drama unfolded on Monday at the Lekan Ogunsola Memorial Morgue of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos as two family almost engaged in physical combat over a corpse.

The ‘war’ ensued when the family members of the late Mr. Jones Ifekanwa, who died in the Dana plane crash, were told that another family, who reportedly refused to disclose their name, had also lay claim to the same body as their own.
Prof. John Obafunwa, the Chief Medical Examiner, invited the Ifekanwa family to identify their late brother’s corpse but found it difficult to effectively re-identify the body as they did last week.
Another family, after going in to identify their relation’s corpse, also picked the same body as the lfekanwa family had picked.
For further clarification, Obafunwa denied both families access to the body until the DNA testing results would be out in the next four weeks.
The elder sister to the late Ifekanwa, Mrs. Jennifer Enanana, disclosed that the mix-up arose from the decomposing state of the body.
Enanana said, “My brother was identified at the crash site. He wasn’t burnt. He had his identity card with him and some other documents in his pockets; with that, they identified him.
“So this morning, they took us in and they wrapped him up as if it was a gift pack, showing just his face not his ears, not his head. Can you imagine? And we were telling them that this is our brother whom we have identified. He has a mark on his lips and on his forehead; it is just a unique feature of him and all that.
“Could you believe that another family went inside and identified the same Jones’s body? A body that has been identified by them and confirmed by us twice!That means they did not store the bodies properly; that means there is something fishy going on.”


  1. Fools, dis isn’t a laughing matter. It only goes a long way 2 show dat everytin is wrong wit dis country, imagine a corpse decomposing in a mutuary. Its tragic

  2. This is pathetic, and it goes to show that the country is dead. Black people are simply not capable of organising a functional and civilized society. What a shame, for a promising country to be ran aground by a bunch of fools and looters.

  3. Nigerians shld b praying for Nigeria bcos dis has shown hw careless & carefree we r. Corpse decaying in a mortuary, den where do we preserve d dead? again bcos we dont have any value & regard 4 life, dat is y we neglect our dead ones. also bcos we r nt our broda’s keepers dat is y we dont care abt others. God help NIGERIA & change our bad ways of life: AMEN

  4. This accident occured since 3rd of this month and LASG is telling us today that the DNA results wont be out untill the next four weeks! ho? If it will take such long why not at least preserve the corpses? Local embalment could be used since there’s always no electricity. And those miserable creatures who are laughing out loud over this are the same vain creatures who stormed Iju that fateful day only to snap pictures, loot and obstuct rescue efforts. Am sorry for them.

  5. Dat ȋ̝̊̅ڪ naija f̶̲̥̅̊õя̲̣̣̥ us,evrythin abt us ȋ̝̊̅ڪ poor. I don’t blame d doctors,when they will nt use their own money to buy equipment needed f̶̲̥̅̊õя̲̣̣̥ all dis. Ȋ̝̊̅† ȋ̝̊̅ڪ well

  6. Una wey dey laugh make God forgive una cos una no no tomorow…..hmmmm God pls where is dis country headin to….do u no hau painful it is to d real family of d deaced..baba God na only u b d answer cos dis seems fearful…..


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