Mob demolish morgue over reported harvest of body parts – Nexus News
An angry mob in Umuahia has demolished a mortuary at Ndiolumbe, Isiala Ngwa council area of Abia State, over reported harvesting of body parts.
The mortuary attendants were disclosed to have fled the facility on sighting the angry youths.
The mob burnt ambulances and damaged the facility, popularly known as Prince O Mortuary, leaving dead bodies scattered all over the place.
Sources told Journalist that the Ndiolumbe community has been pointing fingers at the Prince O Mortuary attendants of harvesting body parts and selling them to ritualists.
Following the destruction of the mortuary, relatives of the dead stormed the area to move the remains of their loved ones to other mortuaries located in the community.
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A mortuary owner in the area who pleaded anonymity acknowledged that over 50 dead bodies from the demolished Mortuary have been deposited at his mortuary by their relatives.
“The mortuary has always been accused of harvesting dead body parts and selling them to ritualists. There have been too many stories about Prince O mortuary. So, the youths of Ndiolumbe community decided to destroy the mortuary and burn the ambulances. It was an awful sight as corpses were scattered everywhere. Nobody could stand the odor oozing from the mortuary,” a resident of the community told Newsmen.