In Ibadan, Court Remands Male Nurse For Allegedly Causing Patient’s Death

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday ordered that a 59-year-old nurse, Adesoye Aniwura, be remanded for allegedly causing the death of a patient in his hospital.

The Chief Magistrate, Emmanuel Idowu, did not take the plea of the suspect for want in jurisdiction.

He ordered that Aniwura be remanded at Abolongo Correctional facility, Oyo town.

Idowu directed the police to return the case file to the Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.

He adjourned the matter until Aug. 18, for mention.

Earlier, the Defence Counsel, W. Omoniyi, appeared for the suspect while E. O. Ayoola stood in for the complainant.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp Iyabo Oladoyin, told the court that the suspect on May 28, at about 3:40 a.m. at his hospital caused the death of Esther Oladepo, 24, by carrying out surgery on her three times.

Oladoyin said the operation led to the death of the patient.

She said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 311 and is punishable under Section 319 of the criminal code laws of the Oyo State 2000.


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