Unidentified Decomposing Dead Body Of A Young Man Causes Stir In Benue ( Photos )

Physinews: There was confusion in Ugbokolo area of
Okpokwu LGA of Benue State in Nigeria on Monday after
the decomposing body of an unidentified man
was found along the ever-busy Otukpo
Otukpa highway.


A source said the victim was identified as a
suspected destitute who was knocked down by
a moving vehicle overnight and died.
However, another eyewitness suggests that the
deceased might be a victim of recent cult
clashes in the area.

A resident of the area, who gave his name as
Banjos, said the stinking body became a public
health hazard emitting obnoxious odour, fly
infestation, rodents, and surface water
contamination, which he said may result in the
outbreak of variety of diseases.
He said the ugly development sent residents
panicking, with many vacating their home for
fear of being arrested by the police.

A retired Director of Health Centre in Benue
State, Dr. James Apeh, described the gory
development as an “eye sour”, adding that he
called on the chairman of Okpokwu Local
Government Area for sanitary attention and he
gave instruction for sanitary disposal (burial) of
the unclaimed body.

DAILY POST learnt that it took the council
about 78 hours to provide a fee of N5,000 only
for the body to be buried.

According to Banjos, the Police in the area also
asked for “fuel money” before carrying out
required action on the decomposing body.

The body has been buried in Akpali area of
Ugbokolo.

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