The Nigerian Senate has summoned the acting Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, over the tragic death of Ms. Greatness Olorunfemi.
Ms. Olorunfemi was a victim of ‘one chance’ traffic robbers in Abuja and had died from her injuries after she was allegedly rejected by the Maitama General Hospital in Abuja. The Senate, disturbed by this development, mandated its Standing Committees on Health and Police to carry out a thorough investigation on Olorunfemi’s death and report back in two weeks time.
The Senate also specifically mandated the Joint Committee to summon the Inspector-General of Police, the FCT Minister, and his counterpart in the Health Ministry, to appear before it for explanations on why Olorunfemi bled to death without being attended to by the Abuja hospital in violation of an extant law – Gunshots Act, 2017.
The Committees on Health, Police Affairs, and Legislative Compliance were also mandated to ensure compliance with its resolutions.
The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, stated that “The death of Greatness Olorunfemi was avoidable if provisions of the extant law have been adhered to. Police and health care providers in the country need to save Nigerians from such avoidable deaths”.