A mild drama ensued as a lawsuit between Federal Medical Center (FMC) Yenagoa and 121 unclaimed corpses were read out at a Federal High Court in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Wednesday 22nd June 2016.
The hospital argued that the corpses will be given a mass burial if the relatives of the dead don’t come to claim the bodies.
After listening to the applicant’s argument, presiding judge justice Ajiya Nganjiwa gave a go-ahead order to FMC to bury the corpses saying:
“Now everybody is afraid because they have mentioned corpses.
“It is now time to allow the dead rest in peace. The application is hereby granted for all the 121 abandoned corpses to be buried. All agencies and bodies involved must comply with this order.”