Kogi government conducts mass burial for one hundred and thirty unclaimed corpses

Written by on September 12, 2022

The Kogi government has conducted a mass burial for one hundred and thirty (130) unclaimed corpses deposited at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) mortuary in Lokoja.

General Manager of the Kogi Sanitation and Waste Management Board Elizabeth AROKOYO, disclosed this on Sunday. Ms Arokoyo, represented by the acting secretary of the board, Ajayi Olufemi, said the corpses were given mass burial at the Felele Public cemetery over the weekend.

She explained that the unclaimed corpses were victims of road crashes, armed robbers, and kidnappers deposited at the FMC morgue for months without families or relations coming out to claim them.

According to her, the law permits the board to bury unclaimed corpses to ensure the environment is safe for habitation and noted that the corpses deposited at the mortuary by the police and Federal Road Safety Corps had stayed too long hence the decision for the mass burial.


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