Man attacks medical workers, stabs nurse over son’s death

close-up of man holding knife smeared with blood and still dripping., Isolated on white background.

An aggrieved father has attacked medical workers at the Sapele Central Hospital, Delta State, over the death of his child at the medical facility.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the man went berserk minutes after medical workers broke the news of the death of his one-year-six-month-old child to him.

The man, whose identity could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report, was alleged to have accused the doctors and nurses on duty of complicity in the child’s death and vowed that “one of them must die with his son.”

The incident happened on Wednesday around 4pm.

According to a source, the bereaved father attempted to stab a nurse in the throat, but missed.

The suspect was also alleged to have chased one of the doctors in an attempt to stab him, but the latter escaped.

The Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya, confirmed the arrest of the suspect, saying she could not tell the gravity of the injury sustained by the nurse.

The Medical Director of the Central Hospital, Sapele, Dr Benedict Ogbimi, noted that the case had been charged to court.

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