Delta State government has commenced investigations into the death of a pregnant woman, Mrs. Elo Oyoro, rushed to the General Hospital, Ughelli, November 25, last year, but who died due to alleged neglect and absence of a doctor.
However, Oghenejabor Ikimi, counsel to the widower, Mr. Onome Joseph, told Vanguard, yesterday, that his client was not satisfied with the manner the Ministry of Health was handling the probe and would head to court.
His words: “I detailed Barrister Lord Ibordor to represent me. They got to the Central Hospital, Ughelli by 10.00 am but the investigating team, led by the medical director, Central Hospital, Warri, arrived by 12.00 pm, thus Joseph Onome was kept waiting for two hours”.
“After hearing from Joseph Onome alone, the team heard from the doctors and nurses, as Joseph Onome was requested by the team to excuse them. Joseph Onome, who rushed his wife to the hospital and knew what transpired had no opportunity of cross-examining them, including the medical director of Life Care Clinic, thus denying us fair hearing,” he said.
Ikimi stated, “The entire process was a shame, hence we have headed to the court to seek lawful redress”.