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Doctor arrested over death of DPO in Lagos

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The Lagos State police command has arrested a medical practitioner for the death of a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Lagos. The Commissioner of Police recently redeployed the former Igando DPO to the Amuwo Odofin police post.

The DPO was injured last year in his arm during a fracas with some hoodlums and he was said to been treating the dislocation in a traditional clinic, but the wound did not heal.

Following the severe pains he was having, some of his friends advised him to seek orthodox treatment and he was said to have taken the complaint to his medical doctor friend at Igando. The doctor was reported to have given him injection, following which, the DPO collapsed and all efforts to revive him proved abortive as he gave up the ghost.

A senior police officer at the Igando police station where the doctor is being detained said: “We are investigating to find out if the doctor gave him the right medication. We also want to find out if the doctor is qualified. The DPO went to the hospital on his own, it was not as if he was rushed to the hospital.”


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