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Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals

Stop Rejecting Gunshot Victims, Police Warn Hospitals

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The Lagos State Police Command has warned hospital authorities against the rejection of gunshot victims or the attitude of asking for police report before treatment.  A press statement signed by the command’s spokesman on Wednesday, SP Chike Oti, said the command had to repeat the warning, following a report that one hospital in Ikeja rejected a gunshot victim.  “A senior engineer, Mr Adebayo Akinwunmi, with one information and communications technology company, was shot and wounded by armed robbers in his house at Ofada-Mokoloki, Ogun. “He was brought to Reddington Hospital, Ikeja for treatment only to be refused admission on the grounds that there was no police report. “The command considers the action of the hospital as cruel; perhaps, an indication that the hospital management ma