There was confusion in Owakande 2 within the Obubra Native Authorities Space of Cross River State following the disappearance of the physique of a lawyer, Mr Egbara Owan, which was scheduled for interment on the weekend.
In keeping with Vanguard, the programme for interment of the person had begun with a lying-in-state on the Obubra Justice of the Peace Court docket on Saturday however relations and sympathisers who gathered there needed to disperse when an ambulance despatched to the native mortuary to take the corpse for the ceremony returned with out the corpse.
“Apparently somebody had gone to the mortuary to take away the corpse and when the household went there yesterday, Saturday, to take away the physique, it was nowhere to be discovered, a supply from the realm, James Okpa stated.
He stated the morticians couldn’t clarify who eliminated the physique and investigation had been launched by group elders to seek out out what occurred to the corpse.
“The household appears to be in disagreement on the date for the burial however it’s not recognized who took away the corpse,” he added.
He stated the police had not been invited into the matter but as a result of it was nonetheless seen as a household challenge.
“The matter is being dealt with internally first however from what the elders are saying, if by subsequent week the physique isn’t situated the police could be contacted,” he stated.
The deceased was a member of the Cross River State Judicial Service Fee.
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