Police Arrest Medical Director for Detaining Minors Over Unpaid Bills

The police in Warri have arrested the Medical Director of Royal Clinic and another person over detention of minors for their inability to pay medical bills.
The arrested persons were alleged to have detained the minors for seven months against their wish.
Kareen Ehikioya and Great favour Ehikioya were alleged to have been held by the management of the hospital over N40,000 unpaid medical bills.
The arrest of the suspects was based on a petition instituted by the Nigerian Child Welfare Fund led by Joshua Omorere.
Omorere who confirmed the arrest had asked the Police to “verify” if the arrested Medical Director is truly a medical doctor, stressing that his conduct was against the ethics of the medical profession.
Omorere also requested the Police to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter as well as ensure that the two minors are released from “bondage.”
Omorere claimed that the Director almost beat up the Chairperson of the Delta State branch of the International Federation of Female Lawyers,IFFL (Litigation Committee), Mrs. Mary Akujobi and other female lawyers for arguing that the girls were held against their wish during their visit to the hospital’s management to find a way out of the matter on 4th of October.
Omorere said, “It took the intervention of some people before we could leave the hospital premises unharmed.
“The behaviour of Dr. Walter is suspicious to ask if he is truly a qualified Medical Doctor because his behaviour is completely against the ethics of the medical profession.”
It would be recalled that the two minors, Kareen Ehikioya (16yrs) and Great Favour Ehikioya(14yrs) were hit by a vehicle when they were on top of a motorcycle along Udu express road seven months ago.
The vehicle owner, Alfred Ogboru rushed them to Royal Hospital and deposited some money for their treatment.
After a while, the man who took them to the hospital refused to continue with the payment of medical bills, claiming the accident was caused by the Okada man who was conveying the young girls.
The hospital consequently held the girls in the hospital for seven months, threatening they won’t be released until the bills were settled.

Author: News Editor

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