An aide of the Chairman, Obokun Local Government of Osun State, Dr Gbenga Ogunleye, allegedly beat a porter attached to the Accident and Emergency ward, Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Mr Adubi Akintoye, to a state of coma.
It was learnt that the unnamed official, who is the council boss’ personal assistant, together with Ogunleye, had rushed an accident victim, Adeyemo Oluwatosin, to the hospital, on Saturday evening when the incident occurred.
The porter, who was said to be handing over to a new officer, was battered by Ogunleye’s PA who felt he was too slow in taking the crash victim into the ward.
The porter, who slipped into a coma almost immediately, had a mild head injury and a dislocated right shoulder, was subsequently admitted into the Accident and Emergency Ward of the hospital.
It took the intervention of the Chief Medical Director, LAUTECH, Prof. Femi Fadiora, along with top management members of the hospital to restore some order.
An official of the council, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “Because of the beating, the hospital did not attend to the patient for about one hour. When they eventually attended to him, they referred him to either the University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan, or University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin.
The official said, “They also insisted that we pay N13, 400 for the treatment of the porter and we paid before leaving for Ilorin.”
Meanwhile, the Chairman, Non-Academic Staff Union, LAUTECH chapter, Mr S. O Ibitoye, has condemned the battering of its member.
He said, “They must produce the person that came to batter our member. If we don’t treat this issue squarely, one day they will storm the hospital and beat the CMD.”
Culled From PUNCH