Decaying body in Lagos State-owned gardens causes panic


A decaying corpse in the Lagos State owned parks and gardens at Ibukun Oluwa, Oworonshoki area may cause an epidemic, residents are scared. They say the corpse had been abandoned at the gardens since Saturday, adding that efforts to get

health workers to remove it had been abortive. They said they feared that the body could blow up if nothing was done on time. The decomposing body was balanced on one of the steel benches constructed at the gardens.

The victim, who people call Peter, had been living under the bridge for the past 4 years and no one knows his family members. When The Punch contacted a top government official in the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment, the person said the matter was out of the purview of the ministry.

The police, officials of the Kick Against Indiscipline from the Ministry of the Environment, had allegedly visited the gardens. A cleaner at the gardens lamented that the police and the KAI officials merely looked at the corpse and went away….. cause they don’t want trouble……

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