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Hospital invasion: EKSG tasks police to arrest culprits

Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti

Ekiti State Government has given a marching order to the police to arrest the suspected hoodlums who invaded and vandalised the Accident and Emergency (A&E) section of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, (EKSUTH)Ado-Ekiti.

The government equally threatened to sanction anybody, group or individual found guilty in the riot that broke out in the hospital.

It will be recalled that on Monday night, suspected hoodlums invaded the A & E section of the hospital, vandalised a section of the building and took away a yet-to-be identified corpse in the hospital.

The development has since generated into arguments and a topic of discussion among l groups and associations, including doctors and workers of the hospital.

Reacting to the incident, the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Professor Kayode Olabanji said the management will not tolerate any act of violence or mayhem being unleashed on members of staff of the hospital.

According to him, the management has stationed four armed policemen at the Accident and Emergency section, as well as two armed policemen at the main gate to strengthen security of the hospital until further notice.

He pointed out that the Division Police Officer(DPO), in charge of Oke-Ila Division, SP Sesan Falade has also assured of frequent patrol of the Hospital premises.

Also, the EKSUTH boss noted that the Management and the DPO had met with the State Chairman of Road Transport Employer Association of Nigeria, Mr Sunday Adeola and mandated him to produce the ring leader because the Management heard that the person involved is a member of the association.

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The CMD explained further that the person who was involved in a recent similar occurrence at the Neo Natal ward will face the wrath of the law as the case is already in the court and the culprit is being prosecuted.

Prof. Olabanji, therefore appealed to the members of staff to calm down as steps are in the right direction to ensure that such incident did not occur again.

He said the Management will not tolerate any act of molestation of its staff while discharging their duties.

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