Police misbehave at Connaught Mortuary
There was drama at the Connaught Hospital in Freetown on Wednesday 11th May, 2016 when mortuary workers rejected an unidentified male corpse conveyed there by a police van from the Lumley Police Station with registration number SLP 320.
According to eye-witness accounts, when the mortuary workers rejected the unidentified male corpse, the police personnel that conveyed the corpse to the mortuary reacted by blocking the main entrance to prevent any vehicles from entering or leaving the mortuary, including a police ambulance with number SLP 145.
The mortuary workers disclosed to this medium that there were over 17 unknown corpses at the mortuary awaiting burial.
According to one of the workers, “We rejected the unidentified corpse because the police also have the mandate to bury any unidentified corpse they discover anywhere.”
The police that conveyed the corpse also told this medium that they conveyed the body to the mortuary before 10:00 am but to their greatest surprise, workers of the Pathological Department did not allow them to take the corpse from their van into the mortuary.
The police said following the stiff resistance of the mortuary workers, the police driver consequently parked the van at the mortuary entrance to prevent any vehicles from accessing the building.
Sources say when the Head of the Pathological Department, Dr. Simeon Owizz Koroma, arrived at the scene, he was so furious that the police were left with no option but to move the vehicle from the main entrance to allow the free-flow of vehicles and visitors.
By Bockarie Kamara
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