Two health workers attached to a private clinic in Osogbo, Osun State capital, are now in police net following the role they played in an ugly baby swap game.
The two suspects, (names withheld), now in the custody of the State Criminal Investigations Department, SCID, were arrested for allegedly exchanging a new born baby belonging to one Nurudeen Semia.
Vanguard reliably gathered that the said Semia gave birth to a set of twins prematurely in a private hospital located along old Ikirun road in the Osun State capital.
While one of the babies, who were confirmed by the doctors to be boys died, the other baby was referred to the Intensive Care Unit clinic where these two suspects were employees.
The father of the swapped babies while giving the account of the scenario said, “my wife was rushed to the hospital at Testing Ground area and she gave birth to a set of twins prematurely, both boys.
“One of the babies, died immediately and the other baby, because of his situation was referred to Intensive Care Unit of the hospital located at Agowande Street, Igbona, Osogbo for medical.”
However, a new twist was introduced to the matter on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, consequent upon Gbadebo’s discovery.
While narrating his ordeal to the police, the father of the babies confirmed that his baby boy has allegedly been exchanged for a baby girl.
Just as the two nurses attached to the Intensive Care Unit are now helping the police in getting to the root of the matter, medical activities in the hospital have been brought to a standstill as one of the doctors in the hospital, Dr. Agelebe is now on the run.
While reacting on the matter, the Osun State Police Command spokesperson, DSP Folasade Odoro, who confirmed the matter, assured the people that the matter will be meticulously attended to, confirming police efforts to apprehend the doctor who is now on the run.