Community sets for showdown after rejecting Wife’s corpse brought in by Husband
A multiple trouble fell upon a man in Ogbe-Ani, Ubulu-Uku community in the Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State when the family of his late wife refused to collect her corpse from his family members when they brought it to them recently.
The family reportedly rejected the corpse on the ground that it has no eyes, tongue and other organs.
According to The Punch, the incident caused serious tension in the community as the deceased’s family dragged her husband’s family, threatening to deal with them if they do not produce the organs removed from their deceased’s sister’s body.
The deceased identified as Mrs Comfort Biakpara was said to be in her early 50s, while her husband hails from the Burutu Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the incident happened on Saturday when the deceased was laid in her compound for internment, which made her family members discovered that some of her vital organs were missing.
Speaking on the issue, a source within the family was quoted by The Punch to have said: “It was terrible yesterday (Saturday). Our sister was brought without eyes, tongue and other organs.
“As they laid our sister on a bench in the canopy and family members and other people were going to see her, unfortunately, we first discovered that cotton wool was put on her eyes.
“When we raised the alarm and enquired further, we discovered that there were no eyes and that was when youths revolted and started scattering everywhere. Some sustained minor injuries in the process.
“The husband’s family members who brought the corpse ran away because we were angry over the development. Later, we found out that even her tongue was also removed,” the source said.
The source disclosed that the deceased’s husband was not present.
It was learnt that the corpse was abandoned at the canopy till around 8pm when it was taken to a morgue with the help of some vigilantes in the community.
The source said the family was set for a showdown with the victim’s husband.