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How Policeman Detained Doctor, Cause Death Of Pregnant Woman & Baby In Lagos

A pregnant woman and her baby lost their lives to a delay by the officers of the police force who held the doctor who was supposed to operate on her hostage.

The doctors was said to have been arrested by policemen enforcing the COVID-19 lockdown on the Airport Road, Ikeja, Lagos State.

It was learnt that the surgeon was arrested for about one hour, as pleas that she was on an emergency call, fell on deaf ears.

After her release, the doctor got to the hospital to find out that the mother and baby had died.

Our correspondent was told that the incident happened on Monday, August 31 at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, Surulere.

The deceased was identified only as Mistura.

A witness said upon getting there to meet the patient and her baby dead, the doctor broke down in tears.

He said, “The doctor is a woman. In fact, she was also ill and was placed on a drip at home when she was called about the emergency.

“Because her car was bad, she got a cabman to take her to the hospital. She left her house around past 9pm.

Around 10.15pm, they got to the under bridge around Airport Road, where they met the policemen. They had been stopped by other policemen before they got to that spot. But when she showed them her ID card, they allowed her to pass.

He said the next checking point she got to,  the policemen refused to let her go, even after she showed them her ID card.

He said she explained that she was on an emergency to see a patient who was between life and death, but the policeman ordered the driver to park.

The policeman then took her ID card and asked her to prove she was on an emergency.

She went to meet another member of the team and begged him that she needed to leave immediately, and that the life of her patient was at risk.

NaijaNews learnt that she was in a nightgown; and could not even change when she got the call. However, the second policeman shunned her.

The policeman said she was foolish and she was a prostitute, because a doctor would never dress the way she was dressed. She begged them and explained the circumstances, but they refused to listen and demanded the emergency letter.”

Naija News learnt that after keeping the doctor for about an hour, they released her, but it was too late when she arrived at the hospital, as the patient had died.

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