Operatives of the Imo State Police Command have arrested two men, Chukwudi Chukwu and Bethel Ibe, for allegedly abducting a corpse from a morgue in the state.
It was gathered that after abducting the corpse, the suspects contacted the manager of the mortuary, Bright Nwanshi, and made a demand of N5m as ransom.
Parading the suspects on Thursday, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Dasuki Galadanchi, said police operatives swooped on the suspects, arrested them and recovered the corpse.
Galadanchi said the suspects kidnapped the female corpse from Jesus Hospital Mortuary in the Ikeduru Local Government Area of the state with the aim of forcefully collecting money from the management of the embalmment facility.
The police boss, who described the development as abominable, said his command, in line with the community policing strategies of the Inspector-General of Police, would continue to arrest lawbreakers.