Former President of the Senate, Abubakar Saraki, has expressed deep pain over the death of Greatness Olorunfemi.
PlatinumPost reports that Greatness was pushed out of a moving vehicle in Abuja by a criminal syndicate often known as one chance.
Saraki, in a statement shared on his social media page on Saturday, said he was devestated over the incident and called on President Bola Tinubu’s administration to sanction Maitama General Hospital’s management for rejecting the victim before her death.
He said :”I am devastated to learn about the unfortunate death of Greatness Olorunfemi, who was pushed out of a moving car by hoodlums after being robbed of her valuables and rescued by kindhearted strangers, but was refused medical attention at the Maitama General Hospital in Abuja.
This heartbreaking case is a reminder of the importance of the law that we designed, passed, and got presidential assent during the tenure of the 8th National Assembly. This piece of legislation was introduced to protect Nigerians who have been victims of violence. However, more needs to be done to ensure that the law is strictly enforced.
To the Nigerian government, I say this: This is your moment to stand tall, to send an unequivocal message that such injustices will not be tolerated. The Federal Ministry of Health and its Hospital Management Board should thoroughly investigate this case and ensure that justice is swift for the perpetrators.
I also strongly urge the Ministry of Health to sanction the leadership of the Maitama General Hospital for violating the law. Their refusal to admit a person in need of medical attention goes against the very essence and ethics of their profession.
To all hospitals: Remember your Hippocratic Oath. Your primary duty is to save lives. Do not turn away those in need. Uphold the sanctity of your profession and adhere to the law.
Also, I enjoin all to help in creating awareness about the law and its provisions. Let all Nigerians know about the existence of the law so that we can further ensure adherence to it.
To the family and friends of Greatness Olorunfemi, I offer my deepest and most heartfelt condolences. Your loss is immeasurable, and my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.”