A Nigerian lady has narrated how Abiodun, her 27-year-old cousin, who was stabbed, died at the hospital after health officials allegedly refused to treat him over police report.
In a Twitter thread, the lady said her cousin, a disc jockey (DJ), was on his way to the studio at Ikorodu axis of Lagos state on Monday when he was stabbed.
She explained that he was thereafter rushed to the hospital by “Good Samaritans” who found him with wounds sustained from the incident.
The lady said on getting to the hospital, the officials on duty allegedly refused to attend to him over the lack of police report, resulting in his eventual death.
“Apparently my cousin got stabbed on his way to the studio at Ikorodu around 7am yesterday. Good Samaritans took him to the hospital, but as usual Nigeria healthcare had their way with him, he died because they wouldn’t treat him Thank you Nigeria. Rip Abiodun, he was 27 years,” she wrote.
— Aniky Tailor✂️ (@jummiekaycole) March 23, 2021Advertisement
The fashion entrepreneur also revealed that the hospital allegedly refused to release the deceased’s body to the family.
“They were waiting for “police report” And now they’ve refused to give us his body,” she added.
They were waiting for “police report”
And now they’ve refused to give us his bodyAdvertisement
— Aniky Tailor✂️ (@jummiekaycole) March 23, 2021
Her thread has since sparked reactions on the microblogging platform, with some users also sharing similar experiences they have had in the past.
“So, it was when I had accident in 2009, and I was rushed to the hospital for treatment, only for the doctors to ask for police report. Fortunate for me, the hospital was close to the police station and my people had to rush there, when the police arrived the hospital,” a user wrote.
“My dad had an accident & was rushed to a hospital in Benin. He was alive at d hospital for 6hrs & was unattended to. We were in Lagos and didn’t know he was involved in an accident.. We learnt about his death 3days later. My aunt went in search for him & found him at d morgue,” another user wrote.
Criticisms have also continued to trail requests for police reports by hospitals in emergency cases such as accidents.
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