In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 14th, June, 2020

Confusion As Suspected Useless Physique Is Deserted On Lagos Highway For Days

Confusion As Suspected Dead Body Is Abandoned On Lagos Road For Days

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There’s a rising concern over a suspected corpse deserted underneath the Berger Bridge on Isheri-Olowoora Highway in Lagos State, The PUNCH stories.

Whereas it’s troublesome to determine whether or not the particular person, who gave the impression to be a middle-aged man, is lifeless or not, our correspondent noticed that the physique had been there for days with the situation deteriorating by the day.

On Wednesday when The PUNCH correspondent known as the Lagos State emergency quantity to inform them of the event, the official who answered the decision mentioned they’d been notified and that these assigned to deal with the state of affairs had been already on their means. However as of Saturday afternoon, the physique was nonetheless mendacity there.

On a better take a look at the physique on Saturday afternoon, the face had turned black whereas flies had been already hovering over the physique.

When The PUNCH correspondent sampled the opinion of individuals across the space on whether or not they felt the particular person was nonetheless alive or not, a few of them argued that the particular person should nonetheless be alive for the physique to not have swollen as is typical of corpses. Some others, nonetheless, argued that the particular person should have died provided that it had been immobile for days, the face had turned black and flies already surrounded the physique.

“That physique has been there for months; he used to beg for alms at that spot and a few passersby often gave him meals and cash,”
a store proprietor near the bridge instructed Sunday PUNCH. “However for a while now, he has been immobile, fuelling assumptions that he was lifeless. The irony now could be that the physique has not swelled neither is there foul odor round there. Authorities ought to do one thing about it earlier than it poses well being hazard.”

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