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In Ondo Family of deceased policeman abandon corpse at state command

A police spokesperson disclosed that the family of the deceased insisted on hiring a vehicle that will convey his corpse to his hometown.

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Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

(Nigeria Police Force)

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Family members of a deceased police officer, Taiwo Agboola have caused a scene after reportedly dropping his corpse at the  Nigeria Police Force Area Command’s office in Akure, Ondo State.

According to the Daily Post, there have been disagreements concerning the vehicle to use in conveying the dead policeman to his hometown where he is to be buried.

His family had insisted on hiring a vehicle while the police preferred to take his body in an official car.

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Femi Joseph, the Police Public Relations Officer of the state gave a statement confirming the incident.

He said, “The deceased is to be buried at his hometown. The area of disagreement between the family and the command is the hiring of an ambulance by the police for the burial."

“The family insisted on the use of a police ambulance instead of a hired one."

“The command has made necessary arrangement, including the purchase of a coffin, hiring of an ambulance and the provision of vehicles to take the family and the command’s delegation to the deceased’s hometown in Osun State."

“The Area Commander has intervened in the matter and the family has taken the corpse back to the mortuary."

“The late cop would be buried today."

Reports have it that Agboola who is a traffic warden, was killed by a reckless driver while on duty.

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