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Health Workers in Hot Water: Doctor, Nurses Arrested Over Missing Placenta, Umbilical Cord

In a shocking turn of events, five health workers, including a doctor and nurses, have been apprehended by the Kwara State Police Command following the alleged mysterious disappearance of the umbilical cord and placenta of a newborn baby in Oke-Ero local government area. The incident reportedly occurred at the cottage hospital in Iloffa last Sunday, sending shockwaves throughout the community.

The suspects, identified as Dr. Ajibola and nurses Rukayat Adeloye, Aishat Awolusi, Peace Alabi, along with ward attendant Toyin Adewunmi, are currently in detention in Ilorin after undergoing interrogation. Sources revealed that elders from the Odo-Owa community intervened to prevent irate youths from setting fire to the hospital premises in response to the alarming situation.

Narrating her ordeal, the distressed mother of the baby, Mrs. C.B Williams, who teaches English language at Orofa High School, Odo-Owa, expressed her shock and disbelief when the medical staff failed to produce the placenta and umbilical cord after delivery. Despite explanations suggesting the placenta might have been disposed of mistakenly, Mrs. Williams remained adamant, demanding accountability from the hospital staff.

Supporting his daughter’s concerns, Mr. Rufus Sanya, Mrs. Williams’ father, voiced suspicions of foul play and urged the police to conduct a thorough investigation to uncover the truth behind the disappearance. He emphasized the gravity of the situation, stressing the need for justice to prevail for the sake of peace and closure.

When contacted, spokesperson for the police command, Ejire-Adeyemi Toun, confirmed the incident, assuring that the authorities have initiated a discreet investigation to unravel the mystery surrounding the missing placenta and umbilical cord.

The unsettling incident has raised serious questions about the integrity of medical practices in the area, prompting calls for transparency, accountability, and justice to be served. As the investigation unfolds, the community awaits answers and assurances that such negligence or misconduct will not be tolerated in the future.

Efecha Gold
Efecha Gold
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