Asokoro hospi­tal in dilemma over mu­ti­lated re­mains

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Abubakar Yakubu

The man­age­ment of Asokoro District Hospi­tal Abuja ap­peared con­fused yes­ter­day on how to han­dle 10 mu­ti­lated re­mains of vic­tims that could not be em­balmed.

Hospi­tal sources told Daily Trust that the Med­i­cal Di­rec­tor, Dr Abubakar Ah­madu, had given a time limit of 5:30 pm to em­balm 17 bod­ies due to lack of space in the mor­tu­ary. The hospi­tal was plan­ning to pur­chase five deep freez­ers to keep the mu­ti­lated re­mains into bags and store them there. Rel­a­tives of vic­tims who thronged the hospi­tal were asked to bring pho­to­graphs to help them iden­tify corpses. Our re­porter no­ticed a doc­tor us­ing such pic­tures to iden­tify corpses with a lap top com­puter. Med­i­cal Di­rec­tor Abubakar Ah­madu was seen jostling be­tween the theatre and mor­tu­ary to at­tend to vic­tims and their rel­a­tives. He said 27 corpses and 26 in­jured vic­tims were de­posited at the hospi­tal, adding that those ad­mit­ted were in gen­er­ally sta­ble con­di­tion.

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