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Friday, 10 August 2018

Psychiatrist patient beats Chief Medical Director into a coma in Akure


The Neuro Psychiatric Specialist Hospital, Akure, was filled with commotion following an attack by a patient, Folorunsho Olawale.

The attack which led to the destruction of medical equipments, injured a consultant,Dr. Sunday Sajo amongst other medical workers and put the Chief Medical Director, Dr. Akinwumi Akinloye into a comma happened on Thursday.

Olawale, who was reported to have walked into a police station in Akure to confess being among those who murdered Khadijat Oluboyo, daughter of ex-Ondo State Deputy Governor, Lasisi Oluboyo, was brought to the hospital by the police for re-examination.

According to SaharaReporters, trouble started inside the psychiatric hospital when Olawale became aggressive on the bed, and some of the nurses tried to administer injection on him. 

One of the nurses, who pleaded not to be named said Olawale became charged and over-powered everyone inside the hospital, as he began to destroy medical facilities.

"Immediately he became uncontrollable for us, we sent a message to Permanent Secretary of the Hospital Management Board, Dr. Adeniran Ikuomola, who rushed down to the hospital,” the nurse said.

"And instead of the PS to calm all of us down with good words and also address the issue and challenges in the hospital's facility, he ordered us back to our various duty posts in the unsafe environment.”

Leader of the Joint Negotiating Council at the hospital, Opeyemi Oloniyo, who condemned the attack on nurses and medical workers of the facility, and berated the attitude of the PS, said: "I heard about the attack on some nurses, doctors and other medical workers in the hospital and we have come to pacify them to go back to their duty as we address the issue.  

"However, it is very unfortunate that the PS could come here with an 'order' that the workers should resume their work without a soothing tone, which could have addressed the issue at hand. 

"Thanks to God, nobody lost his life in the attack, else this is not what we would be saying. We want to state it clearly that enough is enough and nobody should threaten the medical staffs here with sanction.”

SaharaReporters further reported that the Ondo State Police Command Spokesperson, Femi Joseph confirmed the attack over the phone saying:"We moved him to the psychiatric hospital to under study him after he showed up at the police station to report himself as being involved in the killing of late Khadijat.”

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