Medical Officer assaults Nurse in Ogun - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Friday, January 14, 2022

Medical Officer assaults Nurse in Ogun

By Our Correspondent

A medical officer with General Hospital, Ayetoro in Yewa North local government area of Ogun State, Dr. Adeola Olowu has allegedly assaulted a nurse, Adeyemi Rashidat

It was gathered that Dr. Olowu got angry when he was called upon around 4am on Saturday 8th, January, 2022 to attend to an emergency at the hospital.

Source said, Dr. Olowu gotten angry and became aggressive when he was called at about 4am on Saturday 8th of January to attend to a patient who was rushed in for care. 

"In a fit of aggression, he was reported to have slapped Nurse Adeyemi repeatedly, pushed her against the wall which caused her to sustain injuries on the head and face before she was rescued by patient’s relative”.

“Dr. Olowu claimed that she was disturbing him with what she should have handled”.

“It is a printed fact that such a barbaric and irresponsible behavior is against public service rules and contravenes nobility”, the source said.

Meanwhile, Ogun State government has set up a panel of enquiries into the alleged assault.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, who disclosed this issued in Abeokuta, said government went into action to look into the matter of the alleged battery after it got wind of the information.

She maintained that the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration would not tolerate any harmful acts from government officials.

The commissioner added that the public service rules frowned at assault, battery and other vices by workers, who were expected to be good role models.

She, however, appealed to members of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) to sheathe their swords and cooperate with the government in its efforts to get to the root of the matter.

The commissioner revealed that the officer responsible had been subjected to Gender-Based Violence valuation, while the panel’s investigation was ongoing.

“I urge the union to release its members to resume back to work, while the government regret the shameful act. We should not let the innocent people of Ayetoro bear the brunt.

“Two wrongs do not make a right. The case has been reported to us. We will not fold our arms to see misconduct, assault and other vices thrive in our health facilities.

“We have set up a panel of enquiry to look into the issue and report back to us without wasting time, and I assure you that necessary disciplinary action will be taken after the findings.

“I want to plead with unions and all concerned stakeholders to give the government the opportunity of doing a thorough investigation,” she said.

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