Three nurses at a private hospital in Asaba have been arrested by the police over the alleged removal of the eyes, nose, and ear of a dead newborn baby.
Vanguard reports that the hospital had released the deceased child on Sunday, October 9, after he was confirmed dead by a pediatrician, but was, however, brought back, yesterday, by the parents who alleged the removal of the human parts.
A source at the hospital said;
“The parents brought the child to the hospital on Sunday evening, immediately our children’s doctor (paediatric) looked at the child and confirmed the child dead after all efforts to bring the newborn back to life.
The hospital discharged them and the parents took the child away, surprisingly today (Monday), the parents brought the baby accusing the hospital of removing the baby’s eyes, nose and ear.
They came with the police and arrested some nurses in the hospital.”
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Bright Edafe,said the suspects have been arrested.
“It is true but I have not got the details of the incident. The information we got was that the child was delivered to another hospital but was referred to that hospital where the child died.''