Irate mob on Tuesday unleashed terror on a morgue (prince O mortuary) facility at Ndiolmbe, Isiala Ngwa council area of Abia State, over alleged organ harvesting of body parts.
The mob who destroyed the facility’s ambulance left dead bodies littered all over the premises.
Nigeriacrime.com gathered that the mortuary attendants fled the facility on sighting the angry youths.
It was learned that the Ndiolumbe community has been accusing the facility and its attendants of harvesting body parts and trading deposited corpses to ritualists.
Following the destruction of the mortuary, relations of the dead bodies stormed the area to convey their dead to other morgues located within the community.
A mortuary owner in the area who pleaded anonymity confirmed that over 50 corpses from the demolished Mortuary has been deposited at his mortuary by their relatives.
According to a resident of the community Anthony Nwafor, “the mortuary has always been accused of harvesting dead body parts and selling them to ritualists. There have been too many stories about Prince O mortuary. So, the youths of Ndiolumbe community decided to destroy the mortuary and burn the ambulances. It was an awful sight as corpses were scattered everywhere. Nobody could stand the odour oozing from the mortuary,
Efforts to get the reaction of the Police Public Relations Officer, Abia State Command, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, was unsuccessful, as he was yet to respond to calls and text message sent to his mobile number.
Recall that the zamfara State Police Command arrested a 57-year-old man, Aminu Baba, for allegedly eating and selling human body parts last year November.
Aminu Baba connived with three other persons, who usually sold the parts to him at the rate of N500,000 per body.
The suspected accomplices were identified as Abdulshakur Mohammed, 20; Buba, 17; and Tukur, 14.
the suspect and his collaborators were apprehended based on intelligence information from members of the public.