Residents flee Lagos community over abandoned corpse
School children take a detour to avoid the sight of the corpse.Resident (Olamide)

Residents flee Lagos community over abandoned corpse

A photograph made available to this publication showed school children forcefully taking a detour to avoid seeing the corpse while covering their noses at the same time.

The stench oozing from a supposed four-day-old corpse has left residents of Alimosho area in Lagos State in turmoil with a considerable number deserting the community.

WuzupNigeria gathered that the unidentified swollen corpse had been lying on the major road around the Ewedogbon bus stop along Lasu Iyana-Iba Road in Alimosho Local Government Area for four days.

Eyewitnesses said that the corpse was finally evacuated on Friday by the Lagos State Government after a call was put across to the Ministry of Environment by one of the residents.

Breathing became difficulty for residents, passersby and road users alike due to the putrid odour from the corpse, according to an eyewitness who spoke on conditions of anonymity.

A photograph made available to this publication showed school children forcefully taking a detour to avoid seeing the corpse while covering their noses at the same time.

File photo of the abandoned corpse before evacuation by the ministry.
File photo of the abandoned corpse before evacuation by the ministry.Resident (Olamide)

A shop owner along the road who identified himself as Gideon said he immediately put a call to the emergency number 112 when he noticed the lifeless body.

"I called and they responded saying they will come to carry it on Wednesday but I am surprised it is still there as we are talking," Gideon said before the evacuation.

Another resident who pleaded anonymity said she heard it announced on the radio but nothing still happened.

"It shows we don't have a government in the country", she lamented.

Normalcy is however expected to return to the area following the evacuation of the corpse that has driven people from opening their shops and going about normal duties.

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