@csrf

14.09.2021 news Given First Aid by Randle, Rejected by Igbobi — How Lady Shot by Lagos Police Died

Published 14th Sep, 2021

By Gabriel Ogunjobi

Monsurat Ojuade, the 18-year-old resident of Mogaji street, Surulere area of Lagos, shot by a Lagos police officer, was rejected at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi — not Randle General Hospital as initially claimed by family members of the deceased.

Monsurat was confirmed dead at Havana Specialist Hospital on Saturday after bleeding profusely as a result of a close-range shot by trigger-happy cops.

Based on the accounts of an eyewitness and member of the deceased’s family, FIJ had first reported that Randle General Hospital failed to admit the dying patient because “resident doctors were on strike”.

But Monsurat’s father, Nurudeen Ojuade, has now explained that Randle General Hospital gave Monsurat first aid before referring her to Igbobi for orthopedic attention.

“With the way the bullets hit her thighs, Randle said they couldn’t do more than give first aid to reduce the bleeding,” he said.

“We spent about one hour there and were later transferred to Igbobi. Unfortunately, they rejected her at Igbobi on the account that their doctors were on strike. They directed us to the Military Hospital in Yaba.

“One of my neighbours later thought we could take my daughter to Havana Hospital, since he was registered there. My daughter was confirmed dead upon our arrival at my neighbour’s hospital.”

READ ALSO: Lady Shot by Lagos Police in Her Parents’ House is Dead

Madewa Adebayo, the Medical Director of Randle, told FIJ that the claim of doctors’ strike was wrong.

“You have done the right thing by coming here to find out what exactly happened,” he said when FIJ visited the hospital on Monday.

“This is a general hospital and we don’t have resident doctors like the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Igbobi Hospital, and some others.”

When FIJ contacted Igbekun Ethel, President, National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Igbobi branch, she said she was not aware of the issue and, therefore, could not make any comment.

Published 14th Sep, 2021

By Gabriel Ogunjobi

Advertisement

Our Stories

EXCLUSIVE: Police List IPOB, ESN as Top Threats to Anambra Election

EXCLUSIVE: How Ex-UI VC Idowu Olayinka ‘Mismanaged’ N1.1bn

FACT CHECK: The Truth and Lies in Kwara Police’s Press Statement on N400,000 Bribery Case

Benue Villagers Seek Refuge in Katsina-Ala Garage after Invasion by Herdsmen, Militants

Ilorin Pastor Won’t Let His Wife into the House Three Months after Assaulting Her

Lagos Proprietor, Wife Slap Teacher, Tear Her Clothes for Demanding Salary

PARALYSED: A Lagos Policeman’s Bullet Hit Him in the Stomach and Pierced through His Backbone

Pharmacist Who Joked on Twitter About Eliminating Buhari Spends 17 Months in Jail

CLOSE-UP: Who is Peter Akpatason, the Lawmaker Supervising Multimillion-Naira Failed Projects in Edo?

SPECIAL REPORT: The State of Security in Lagos 365 Days After Post-#EndSARS Carnage

Advertisement