Commercial driver attacks nurse with cutlass over death of his 5-year-old son
The police in Ondo State have launched a manhunt for a commercial driver identified simply as Taiwo, for assaulting a nurse over the death of his son.
According to the state-owned Hope Newspaper, the driver reportedly went berserk and attacked the nurse with cutlass at the Mother and Child hospital, Oke aro, Akure, after his five-year-old son died.
It was gathered that the incident which happened between 11.00pm and 3.00am, on Saturday, March 25, paralyzed all activities in the hospital for hours.
The man angrily went inside his car and brought a short cutlass which he used to beat one of the nurses on duty and inflicted severe injuries on her body. Other staff and patients in the hospital fled for fear of being attacked by the angry man.
According to an eyewitness, the man and his wife suddenly rushed their sick child into the emergency ward with a cry for help in order to save his life as he was almost at the point of death.
“Immediately the man came in with the child, all the nurses on duty came to his rescue and the child was admitted and was put on life support even without paying a dime.
It was later gathered that the deceased had been sick for almost six months and his parents decided to keep him at home for either self medication or traditional means.
“What then prompted them to rush him to the hospital for treatment at the eleventh hour was yet to be determined,” the witness added.
One of the staff of hospital who also pleaded anonymity confided in Hope Metro that the stomach and the scrotum of the deceased was swollen at the point of admission.
“The waste product that was extracted from the deceased nostrils show that he has been given some concoctions,” he added.
The management of the hospital immediately called on the Oke-Aro police division for their rescue as the father of the child looked more furious.
It was gathered that the presence of the police including the Divisional Police Officer of the division did not terrify the man as he threatened to attack anybody that comes near him.
The man eventually went away with the remains of the deceased after the police failed to arrest him.