Three nurses reportedly linked to removal of the eyes, nose and ear of a dead newborn baby in Asaba, Delta State are in police net.
The suspects working in a private hospital were said to be on duty when the baby’s corpse was released to his parents on Sunday after he had been confirmed dead by a paediatric.
It was learnt that the bereaved parents reportedly brought back, after allegedly discovering the removal of the baby’s vitalparts.
An informed source, pleading anonymity, told journalists that: “The parents brought the child to the hospital on Sunday evening, immediately our children’s doctor (paediatric) looked at the child and confirmed the child dead after all efforts to bring the newborn back to life.
“The hospital discharged them and the parents took the child away, surprisingly today (Monday), the parents brought the baby accusing the hospital of removing the baby’s eyes, nose and ear.
“They came with the police and arrested some nurses in the hospital.”
Confirming the incident and arrest of the suspects, the spokesperson for the Delta State Police Command, Bright Edafe, said: “It is true but I have not got the details of the incident. The information we got was that the child was delivered to another hospital but was referred to that hospital where the child died.”