Lekki Robbery - Gov't Demand 100,000 To Release Sarah's Corpse

Lekki Robbery

Sarah Ibikunle (Photo: Punch)
The relatives of 15-year-old Sarah Ibikunle, who was killed during the Thursday robbery in the Lekki area of Lagos while hawking fish, say her corpse has yet to be released by the state government hospital in Yaba. The deceased’s family said the management of the Yaba mortuary had requested N100,000 as fees for embalming her remains.

We have earlier reported last week about the Robbery incident that took place in Lekki Phase 1 which leads to the death of three policemen and a fish seller, Sarah Ibikunle.

According to PUNCH Metro who spoke with Ibikunle’s aunt, Omolafe on the telephone on Sunday said she hope the state government would intervene and save the family from unnecessary hassles in the family’s bid to bury its member.

 “We have been told to come back on Monday (today). I wish they will release her remains and let us bury her. We have no way of raising the N100,000 they are requesting, unless they want to add to our sorrow. The money cannot bring our loved Sarah back to us. The government should come to our aid.”

Meanwhile, the Lagos State police spokesperson, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, said the police would pay all the entitlements of the cops that died in the incident to their families.

He, however, did not disclose when and what each family would get.

He said, “The families of the late policemen would be paid according to their (cops) ranks. It is a statutory matter and we are not obliged to disclose when and what their family members would get.”

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