The Lagos state government has begun an investigation into the “unethical” filming of the final moments of Rico Swavey, the late reality star, by some nurses.


The 2018 Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) housemate died on Thursday — a few days after he was involved in a ghastly car accident.

But in a now-viral video, a nurse of a Lagos-based hospital could be seen filming an unconscious Rico who was placed on oxygen in the emergency ward.

This was just as another nurse was heard cautioning her colleague against the act.


“You people should stop making the video. Somebody is dying, you people are making video,” she was heard scolding her colleagues.

The short video has continued to attract a chorus of condemnation on social media platforms.

Speaking on the matter, Gbenga Omotosho, the Lagos state commissioner for information and strategy, said the state government will probe all the medical practitioners in the short video.


“The commissioner for health has sent people in charge of monitoring hospital facilities to go and look at the place and find out what actually happened,” Omotosho told TheCable Lifestyle.

“But what we saw in that video is professional misconduct on the part of the people shown in that video. And Lagos is not going to condone that kind of thing.

“If at the end of the investigation the hospital is indicted, we are not going to take it easy with them because, in Lagos that is not who we are, we care for one another as Lagosians.

“To go and see that kind of thing, a man who is obviously in trauma and all you can do is begin to video him. I think it’s inhumane and not professional.


“Definitely the ministry of health is going to take it up on behalf of the state government and see to it that whoever is found culpable, is dealt with.”

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