Investigation by see-naija showed that in the last two years the police have brought in no fewer than eight corpses and deposited them at the hospital’s mutuary without coming back for them.
According to see-naija investigation a corpse of one Emmanuel was brought on July 21, 2017 by a police Seargent from Panteka market where he was believed to have been killed.
Another corpse of a man identified as Mustapha, said to be a citizen of Niger Republic, brought in from Kurmin Mashi Police Station has been in the hospital since October 28, 2018.
A reliable source revealed to see-naija that on November 13, 2018 a corpse of a day-old infant was brought to the hospital by one Inspector Abubakar Mohammed of Kurmin Mashi Police station.
Another corpse was brought by one Inspector Abdullahi Sani from Gidan Gayu Police Station, on April 8, 2019, which the police claimed was a victim of hit and run.
Again on May 23, 2019 a sick patient, identified as Ete Uyo, was brought by the police, but later died and since then nobody has come for the body.
Similarly, a suspected kidnapper killed and brought to the hospital on June 5, 2019 from Rigasa is still at the morgue.
One of the staff of the hospital, who pleaded for anonymity said: “Most of the copses brought by the police are unknown and that most times the police forced us to accept the corpses without accompanying them with burial warrants.
“If they (Police) come with a body and when we ask for burial warrant they will ask us to give them time they will bring it but as soon as they leave we will not see them again.
“How can you drop a dead body in the hospital since 2017 and you refuse to bring a warrant that we can use to dispose the body.
“In fact if we keep calling the phone number of the police officer that brought the corpse most times they will claim they have been transferred or that the case has been transferred to headquarters.
“As we speak now we have a corpse of a day-old infant and someone was arrested trying to bury him. They brought the body of the infant about eight months ago without a burial warrant to the hospital.
“So far out of the eight unknown corpses brought to the hospital by the police we only got one warrant from them and these bodies are occupying spaces in the small mortuary, “the source said.
Confirming the incident the hospital Medical Director, Dr. Tijjani Fatai, said the corpses have become a burden to the hospital and do not know what to do with them.
He said if the hospital refused to accept the copses from the police most times they dumped the bodies in front of the mortuary.
“We are really having challenges with these corpses because most times they do not come with burial warrants. When they come they don’t even care whether there is a space or not they will just dump the bodies and leave.