Two medical doctors are expected to face the full wrath of the law after they forgot a towel in the stomach of a patient after a surgical operation leading to the patient’s death.
PM News reports that Dr Taiwo Shogunle and Dr. Adeleke Olusegun worked at St. Raphael Divine Mercy Specialist Hospital at Ijede, Ikorodu in Lagos, where they carried out the operation on one Omojola Bamgboye.
An investigation by operatives of the Zone 2 Command in the Onikan area of Lagos which was headed by Inspector Monday Omoigui led to the arrest of the doctors.
They were arraigned before an Igbosere magistrates’ court on a one count charge of murder.
Supol Eshiet Eshiet who is the police prosecutor told the court that the doctors in an act of negligence killed Bamgboye after forgetting a towel in his abdomen.
He quoted that the offence is punishable under section 222(2) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The doctors however denied the allegation and were granted bail in the sum of N500,000 each with two sureties each in like sum by the presiding magistrate, A.T. Omoyele.
The magistrate advised the prosecutor to duplicate the case file and forward it to the office of the directorate of public prosecution for advice.
The case was adjourned till September 9.