A nursing staff at the Usman Dan Fodio University Teaching Hospital in Sokoto State, Folasade Adesina, has been arrested by the police command in Sokoto, piercing the eyes of a baby delivered in the hospital where she works.
The spokesman of the Sokoto State police command, ASP Sanusi Abubakar, who confirmed the incident to newsmen on Saturday said the suspect has been arrested and investigation was ongoing.
Abubakar said Adesina inflicted the injuries on the newborn over a carryover allegation.
According to him, the suspect said she was avenging the treating the nursing mother gave to her at the Sokoto Study Centre of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
“The suspect used an injection needle to pierce the eye of her baby a few minutes after she was born.
“The mother of the baby also revealed that the suspect had been keeping tabs on her ever since she arrived the hospital to give birth.
“However, after she finally gave birth, the same woman under the pretense of taking the baby to her father as a nurse, took the baby somewhere to carry out her evil activity.
“The child’s mother raised the alarm some minutes after her baby was brought back and she noticed some blood coming out from her eyes. The baby was taken to the eye section of the hospital for examination, where it was confirmed that both her eyes were pricked, but the object did not penetrate the two lenses,” he said.
He further revealed that the suspect is currently in detention and will be charged to court once investigations are over.
Also, the management of the hospital in a statement signed by Mansur Wadata, the principal information officer acknowledged receiving the complaint and said an investigation into the matter has since commenced.
Wadata assured the general public that appropriate disciplinary action will be taken against whoever is found guilty.
“The hospital received a complaint letter from the mother of a newborn baby girl delivered at the hospital, alleging that a nursing officer caused injury to the eyes of her baby.
“The hospital management is investigating the case, with a view to authenticating the claim.
“We are assuring the general public that appropriate disciplinary action will be taken against whoever is being found guilty,” the statement said.