The Ogun state government on Thursday sealed a private morgue at Gbogbolowo community in Ifo local government area of the state for operating illegally.

Three corpses were evacuated from the facility.

Lasisi Odeniyi, permanent secretary of the state ministry of health, who supervised the sealing of the building, said the morgue was not properly registered.

He said activities of the morgue posed serious health hazards to members of the community, explaining that the closure had become necessary to serve as deterrent to others who engaged in “such illegal acts”.

He added that there were laid down rules for the establishment of private hospitals, maternity homes, laboratory centres and other health facilities in the state.

He said the building had no approved plan and that the owner will soon be served a demolition notice.

“Ogun government has zero tolerance for quackery and will not condone the operation of any illegal health facility in the state,” he said.

Meanwhile, Odeniyi had ordered that the corpses evacuated from the facility be deposited at the state-owned mortuary and released to their families after proper identification.

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