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2 Private Hospital Doctors Arrested For Forgetting Towel In Patient After Surgery

Two doctors working with a private hospital
in Lagos have been arrested by the police for
allegedly forgetting a towel inside a patient
after surgical operation.

The duo, Dr Taiwo Shogunle, 53 and Dr.
Adeleke Olusegun, 43 of St. Raphael
Divine Mercy Specialist Hospital at Ijede,
Ikorodu, Lagos State have been arraigned
before a Lagos Magistrates’ Court for
allegedly causing the death of their
patient, Omojola Bamgboye during
surgical operation.
The doctors were arrested by operatives
of the Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos.
After investigation by Inspector Monday
Omoigui and his team, the doctors were
arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’
Court, Lagos on a one count charge of
felony, to wit, murder.
Police prosecutor, Supol Eshiet Eshiet told
the court in charge No L/28/2016 that the
accused persons committed the offence
between 18 and 19 December, 2015 at St.
Raphael Divine Mercy Specialist Hospital,
Ijede, Ikorodu, Lagos.
Eshiet told the court presided by
Magistrate A.T. Omoyele that the doctors
unlawfully killed the man during surgical
operation by negligently abandoning a
foreign body, towel, in his abdomen.
He said the offence the offence is
punishable under section 222(2) of the
Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused persons denied the
allegations in the open court and the
magistrate admitted them to bail in the
sum of N500,000 each with two sureties
each in like sum.
Omoyele directed the prosecutor to
duplicate the case file and forward it to
the office of the Directorate of Public
Prosecution, DPP, for advice.
She adjourned the case till 9 September,
2016 for mention.

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