Two doctors working with a private hospital in Lagos allegedly forgot a
towel inside a patient after surgical operation and right now, are to
face the full wrath of the law for that.
The duo, Dr Taiwo Shogunle, 53 and Dr. Adeleke Olusegun, 43 of St.
Raphael Divine Mercy Specialist Hospital at Ijede, Ikorodu, Lagos State,
PMNews reports, 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
She adjourned the case till 9 September, 2016 for mention.