2 Lagos Doctors Arrested for Forgetting Towel inside A Patient After Surgery

Two doctors working with a private hospital in Lagos have been arrested
by the police for allegedly forgetting a towel inside a patient after
surgical operation.

Dr Taiwo Shogunle, 53 and Dr Adeleke Olusegun, 43 of St. Raphael Divine
Mercy specialist hospital
at Ijede, Ikorodu, Lagos State 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 Directorate of Public Prosecution, DPP, for advice.

She adjourned the case till 9 September, 2016.

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