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Family Accuses Oyo Hospital Of Removing Deceased’s Parts



The family of a 91-year-old deceased patient of the Ibadan Central Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, has alleged that some body parts of the corpse were removed late Sunday.

The deceased, Rachel Osuntolu, was reportedly admitted in the hospital over a week ago but died on Sunday morning.

Reacting to the missing body parts on Monday, members of Osuntolu family and residents have taken to the streets to protest against the development.

There were said to have blocked the entrance of the street where the hospital was located to demand justice.

Some children of the nonagenarian while speaking with journalists explained that they left the hospital around 8pm on Sunday evening with plan to take the corpse to a morgue on Monday morning.

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They said they were all surprised when they saw blood on the floor of the room where the corpse was kept while some pounds of flesh on the woman’s forehead and arm had been removed.

Efforts to speak with the head of administration of the hospital, Oluwaseun Haastrup, proved abortive as she refused to commented on the situation.

Oyo Police spokesman, Adewale Osifeso when contacted said he was yet to be briefed on the incident.

The Divisional Police Officer of Iyaganku and his team were on ground to prevent breakdown of law and order at the scene of the incident.

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