June 21, 2024

Many protest in Ibadan hospital for alleged removal of human parts


There was pandemonium at Ibadan Central Hospital in the Ososami area of Ibadan, Oyo State on Monday morning following a protest by the family of a patient who died in the hospital.

The family alleged that some parts of the corpse were removed overnight.

The people in large numbers blocked the entrance of the street where the hospital was located calling for justice.

it was gathered that the body of a 91-year-old woman, Madam Rachel Oshuntolu that was admitted to the hospital over a week ago was tampered with after her demise on Sunday morning.

Some children of the nonagenarian explained that they left the hospital at around 8 am in the evening of Sunday with the plan of taking the corpse to a morgue on Monday morning.

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

Radio Nigeria made efforts to speak with the head of administration of the hospital, Olúwaṣeun Hastrup but she declined to comment on the situation.

Reacting, the police public relations officer in Oyo state, Mr Adewale Osifeso said he was yet to be briefed about the incident.

However, the divisional police officer of Iyaganku and his team were on ground to prevent the breakdown of law and order at the hospital.

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