The Imo State Police Command have arrested two men for their involvement in abducting a corpse from a morgue in the State.
Parading the suspects at the State Police Command,Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi, arrested the suspects and recovered the corpse.
He said the suspects abducted the corpse a morgue in Ikeduru Local Government Area with the intent of collecting money from the operators of the morgue
He said “The suspects subsequently contacted the manager of Jesus Hospital Mortuary, Ikeduru Local Government Area and made a demand of N5m for the release of the corpse.
“We got wind of the crime and swooped on them. We arrested them in a forest and recovered the corpse,” Galadanchi said while disclosing that the suspects would be charged to the court at the end of the investigation.
The manager of the morgue, Nwanshi, said, “They (suspects) broke into the mortuary and stole the corpse. One of the suspects is my former worker. They asked me to give them N5m. I reported the matter to the police and investigation commenced.
“On Thursday morning, the police arrested one of the suspects and the other one was arrested later. They took us to the forest where they kept it and we exhumed the corpse.”