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Corpse of Dana crash victim disappear in Mortuary

Events might not be turning out as it should as the body of Mr. George Moses, a retired Assistant Comptroller of Fire Service is missing. The family of the deceased has raised an alarm over the missing corpse just as the Nigerian Union of Journalist, (NUJ) condemned the assault on Mr Benedict Uwalaka, a photo journalist with Leadership newspapers.

A member of the late Moses family, while describing the disappearance of the body alleged that in June, the name of the victim was among the 29 identified names pasted at the Lekan Ogunsola Memorial mortuary of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Ikeja.

The family member showing documents and photographs, said “After the June 3 crash, we came the following day to the mortuary to identify the body. I entered the morgue, saw Moses’ body and it was intact and he was also identified by his ID card which was in his wallet. My uncle was number 22 on the list after Professor John Obafunwa brought out the list of identifiable bodies which were 29 names in total.

The search for the corpse started on Tuesday, August 7, after the announcement of arrival of DNA test results from the United Kingdom. He said the name of late Moses was not pasted at the mortuary.

Olajide, a family member said he understands the fact that 16 bodies were burnt beyond forensic analysis or some families could not show up with reference samples. “But our case does not fall into any of these categories. So, where is the body?” they must give me the corpse because the family cannot tolerate any excuse this time out”.

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