Police arrest six over alleged attack on UCH doctor, nurses

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The Oyo State Police Command, on Thursday, said it had arrested six persons involved in the alleged attack of a doctor and nurses at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, said that the assault on the medical personnel of the hospital occurred on Tuesday evening.

Fadeyi explained that relatives of one Usman Zubair, a 74-year-old man, who was receiving treatment in the hospital, went wild and attacked the medical personnel when they learnt of his death.

“The deceased had secondary Grade A Diabetes, and his ankle was amputated to enable him live a normal life, but he later gave up.

“The family of the deceased came around, became unruly, mobilised other miscreants to assault Dr Adeleke Adedapo and some of the nurses on duty and also vandalised chairs and tables in the hospital ward.

“Their claim was that the UCH authorities failed to inform them of the death of Zubair at the right time,” Fadeyi said.

The PPRO also claimed that the suspects attacked police officers who were called to the hospital to contain the situation.

He said that the six suspects arrested in connection with the incident had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for discreet investigation.

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