Man beats up UBTH doctor over wife’s death

A grieving man, Mr Owegie Christopher has allegedly beat up a Medical doctor for failing to prevent the death of his wife who died after a brief illness at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH in Benin City, Edo State.

Owegie allegedly dragged doctor, Dr Osaretin Asemota out and pummeled him before security arrived the scene and rescued him, according to hospital source which said the doctor had stabilized victim before the patient health condition began to slide and therefter died while receiving treatment.

Spokesman of the Nigeria police Command in Edo State, SP Chidi Nwabuzor confirmed the incident on Sunday in a statement.

He said the Owegie, was said to have taken his wife, who was in a state of comma to the hospital for urgent medical treatment before the tragedy struck on Saturday April 6, 2024, vowed to avenge his wife’s death.

SP Nwabuzor also said Owegie had accused him of being “deceptive for asking him to buy expensive medicines for his wife when he knew she will eventually die”.

Irked by the attack and assault, the statement said Dr Osaretin Asemota, immediately headed to Ugbowo Police Divisional Headquarters, Benin City, and lodged a complaint of assault against Mr Owegie Christopher who confirmed his wife dead.

The statement also said, “The Divisional Police Officer received his complaint and the suspect, who was initially apprehended by the security personnel of the hospital. Their statements were taken while the suspect was kept in safe custody, counsel for about one hour, and he was released unconditionally to go home with his family members and friends”.

The statement added that, “It is remarkable to state unequivocally that the essence of his peaceful safe custody is strategic, proactive and geared towards getting him rid of evil thoughts that may lead him to commit suicide or cause harm to himself and even others as a result of the agony of losing his wife”.

The statement further said, “To this end, CP Funsho Adegboye, the Commissioner of Police Edo State Command, advises citizens to be guided by law in all circumstances and to avoid being controlled by negative emotions when dealing with issues especially in the public space”.

The police boss also advised those who are on essential services to step up their duties in saving humanity and putting smiles on the faces of people in whom they took oaths of office to serve.

CP Adegboye, however, passionately appeal to the members of the association of residents doctor of UBTH Benin who earlier threatened to embark on industrial action because of the assault against their member not to do so for the sake of the lives of innocent citizens who are not part of or even aware of the offence committed by Mr Owegie Christopher”.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.