Chidalu Prince Egeonu

Work place: Department of Computer Science, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria



Research Interests: Software Engineering, Software Creation and Management, Software


Chidalu Prince Egeonu is currently working with Interswitch Ltd. as a Payment Processing Software Engineer. He received a Master of Science in Computer Science at the University of Calabar, Calabar and a Bachelor of Technology in Information Management Technology (IMT), Owerri, both in Nigeria. He has researched, developed and deployed a number of software services, including Transaction Query System (TQS) for Nigeria fintech and banks‘ real-time payment settlement for all Federal Payment collections, explored Kafka and Kubernetes. Currently, he is researching and perhaps possible enhancement on Spring batch, which is one of the recent technologies in the Spring boot framework.

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Improving Deceased Identification and Claiming System in Mortuaries Using Fingerprint: A Developing Country Perspective

By Iwara I. Arikpo Chidalu Prince Egeonu

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Dec. 2021

The mortuary industry in most developing countries are in need of improvement on the receiving and releasing of deceased persons. Paper-based mortuary systems lack reliability, timely information retrieval, accountability, data security and access control; compared to computer-based, mortuaries are the norm in advanced countries. This study reports the development of a fingerprint-based biometric mortuary system for deceased identification and claiming.  The system design methodology was based on the object-oriented analysis and design approach using the UML. The system was implemented with Java as the frontend and processing logic, interacting with MySQL Server at the backend for transaction management. As generated from the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Calabar, the result of this study shows that, with the fingerprint verification technique, mortuary establishments in Nigeria and related countries can enhance the deceased claimant verification process to avoid releasing the deceased to wrong persons and reduce deceased identification anomalies. The study has shown that biometrics technology can enhance deceased identification and release in resource-constrained settings like Nigeria.

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