Friday, 6 January 2017

[GISTS]Doctor Arrested, Arraigned Over Death Of Pregnant Woman

A Lagos-based medical practitioner, Olugbenga Farajimakin, was yesterday arraigned for allegedly partnering a “self-acclaimed doctor’’ to perform a C-Section on a woman that led to her death.
44yrs old Farajimakin was docked at an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on a charge of conspiracy.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The prosecutor, Insp. Adebayo Oladele, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on June 5 at Glorious Mercy Clinic situated at No. 14, William Akintunde St., Abule-Egba area of Lagos State. Oladele said that the accused had partnered one Shehu Abdulkareem, a registered nurse, only licensed to operate a convalescent home, but impersonated a doctor fit to carry out a C-Section.

“The accused had joined Abdulkareem to perform a Caesarean Section on one Eunice Omokwudu that led to her death.

“Farajimakin ought to have prevented Abdulkareem from doing so since he was only a trained nurse,” he said.

NAN reports that Abdulkareem, who was arraigned sometime in 2016 is to face trial on negligence and murder before a Lagos high court following a legal advice received from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPPs).

The prosecutor said the offence committed contravened Section 410 of the Criminal Law Cap C17 Vol. 3, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.

Chief Magistrate M.O. Olajuwon admitted the accused to N200,000 bail with one surety in like sum.

Olajuwon also ruled that the surety must be working in a reputable company and the prosecutor must verify his address as being genuine. The case was adjourned further to January 26.


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