Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH mortuary mutilate 18 month old baby

According to Sun, the father of the deceased had gone to the mortuary to pay impending bills two weeks after the Child’s death when he discovered the toddlers eyes were missing.

Chuma, a twin was said to have died due to negligence of the medical practitioners after being diagnosed of Anemia on the 3rd of August 2018.

After discovering the body was Mutilated, the Mortuary attendants couldn’t account for how, why or when the body parts got missing.

“I was so angry I wanted to fight the mortuary attendants. Eventually, I abandoned the corpse to them. That very day, I reported the case to the Rivers State Police Command; the next day, I got in touch with my lawyer and we wrote a petition to the Commissioner of Police on September 18. Till today, the question I am asking the mortuary attendants is what happened to the two eyes of my baby.”

According to the father of the deceased, a nurse had demanded a fee of 30,000 from him while the child was still breathing for the child to be buried.

He said: “Even while the baby was still breathing, one of the nurses had approached me and asked me to pay N30, 000 to have the baby buried somewhere. That got me annoyed. From that moment, they became nonchalant, claiming they were waiting for the blood test until the child died.”

The State’s Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Zaki, confirmed that “Sunday wrote a petition to me on September 18, and immediately started the investigation.

“We sent an invitation letter to the board of UPTH,” he said. It was gathered that UPTH snubbed the meeting scheduled for September 22. Four mortuary attendants have been arrested by the police for interrogation.


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