Six people quarantined as Akwa Ibom intercepts corpse smuggled from Lagos

The Akwa Ibom State government has intercepted a corpse being smuggled into the state from Lagos.

Six people accompanying the corpse in an ambulance were quarantined.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dominic Ukpong, who disclosed this at a meeting with the Incident Management Committee on Friday, said the deceased had been buried.

He said the corpse was transported in an ambulance from Lagos on Wednesday 6 and arrived at a border shared with Abia, where it was intercepted by security agencies the following day.

“But for the alertness of the police officers posted to our borders, the corpse would have successfully made it to its destination in Ikot Ebidang in Onna Local Government Area of the state.

“We really appreciate the point of entry team, as well as the burial committee that ensured the deceased was buried the same day in Ikot Ebidang Village in Onna LGA,” the commissioner said.

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