Two doctors are paying the price for an unbelievable negligence committed in the course of their duty.
The duo of Dr Taiwo Shogunle, 53 and Dr. Adeleke Olusegun, 43 of St. Raphael Divine Mercy Specialist Hospital at Ijede, Ikorodu, Lagos State allegedly forgot a towel inside a patient after surgical operation, PM News reports.
The act caused the death of the patient, Omojola Bamgboye.
The report added that the doctors were on Tuesday arraigned before a Lagos Magistrates’ Court.
The doctors were reportedly 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 the Directorate of Public Prosecution, DPP, for advice.
She adjourned the case till 9 September, 2016 for mention