Mortician Arrested Over Stolen Corpse In Enugu

Must Read

Court Asks DSS To Probe Bayelsa Deputy Governor For Certificate Forgery

The All Progressive Congress(APC) has launched a counter-attack on the newly sworn-in deputy governor of Bayelsa state, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo...

I Didn’t Forge My Certificate – Sacked Bayelsa Gov-Elect

The sacked deputy governor-elect of Bayelsa state, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo has called a press conference where he stated that he...

Rep Introduces Bill On Automatic Employment For Graduates After NYSC

Eta Mbora, who represents Calabar Municipal/Odukpani federal constituency of Cross River State in the lower chambers of the National...

Fani-Kayode Hails Zulum, Matawelle On Fight Against Insurgency

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has hailed the Governors of Borno and Zamafara States, Babagana Zulum and Bello...

Adamawa State Polytechnic Sacks Four Lecturers Over Exam Malpractice

Four lecturers of Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, have been dismissed after investigation revealed that they were responsible for modifying...

The mortician in-charge of the Christ Specialist Hospital, Enugu from where the corpse of Chief Theodore Ezeobi, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, was reportedly stolen last Thursday morning has been arrested by the State Police Command.

Some unknown persons were said to have broken into the mortuary and forcefully removed the corpse of the legal practitioner who passed on four months ago.

The Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed to Vanguard that the mortician on duty when the corpse was stolen, was already being interrogated with a view to ascertaining how the corpse disappeared from the morgue.

“It is a true story that the corpse of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria from Anambra State disappeared from a hospital in Enugu and we are investigating the matter now.

“The mortician on duty that morning is in our custody and he is helping us in our investigations,” he said.

However, Vanguard learnt that the corpse may have been taken somewhere in Anambra State for the burial which was scheduled for last Thursday.

The funeral, which was well advertised was, however, aborted as security operatives were said to have stormed the village in search of those in possession of the controversial corpse.

Sources said the first son to the deceased, Theodore Junior Ezeobi, had placed a newspaper advertorial in which he fixed wake keep and the burial of his late father for last Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

But reports from the village said the wake keep did not hold Wednesday night though several canopies were set for the event at the family compound.

It was gathered that while the son was planning the funeral in line with the earlier announcement, the daughter of the deceased legal luminary, Chinelo Ezeobi, placed a counter announcement, a development that gave the villagers and the deceased lawyer’s friends and associates the impression that the family was in dispute.

The burial posters for the late SAN which was also signed by Theodore Junior for the family, was displayed in some locations within the town, including St. Theresa’s Catholic Church where a burial mass was billed to be held in his honour.

Chief Ezeobi hailed from Osikwu village, Awgbu, in Orumba North local government area of Anambra State.

- Advertisement -
Ad ==> Discover how a young Nigerian graduate now makes a consistent 40k per week doing a legitimate online business. You too can start yours now, click here!!!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -