A possible breakdown of law and order at the Benin City Central Hospital, was averted by the police on Friday, following the mysterious disappearance of two corpses from the hospital morgue.
It was gathered that relatives of the deceased persons had gone to the hospital on Thursday to collect the corpses for burial when they discovered that they were missing from the hospital mortuary.
The discovery caused stair and confusion at the hospital, as no one could offer reasonable explanation to the deceased families.
Michael Idemudia, the eldest son of one of the deceased, who spoke on behalf of the family, said his father died while he was being taken to the hospital for treatment.
He explained that his 54-years-old dead father, a retired police officer, was deposited in the mortuary on the 18 November, 2015. He said he went to collect his clothes on the 21st of same month but could not understand why the corpse will be missing on the day of the burial when arrangements have been made.