Lagos hospital detains woman’s corpse over N860,000 debt

Posted by News Express | 20 February 2022 | 729 times

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The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital is refusing the family of Olamide to take the corpse of Fatimo Olamide, a mother of three, unless they pay a bill of N860,000, said to be an outstanding medical bill. It was gathered that the Olamide’s corpse is being held at the hospital’ s morgue.

It was further learnt that Olamide was admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital for a terminal illness and underwent a surgery before she died on Monday, February 14.

Her father, Shamusideen Shobowale, a 64-year-old retiree, said the family had spent about N1m – sourced from relations and friends – on Olamide’s treatment and were only able to raise N200,000 out of the N860,000 outstanding.

Shobowale, who retired as a head watchman at Ikorodu Senior Grammar School, said Olamide was supposed to be buried in accordance with Islamic rites, lamenting that the family was sad the burial was being delayed.

He urged the state government and well-meaning Nigerians to come to his aid so that his daughter’s would be released for burial soon.

He said, “My daughter was admitted at LASUTH early this month and she underwent a surgery. We spent about N1m on her treatment but she later died. We are appealing for solidarity so that she can be buried. She is survived by husband and three children. (Sunday PUNCH: Excludes headline)


Source: News Express

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