Police Command in Sokoto arrests a nurse for piercing a baby's eye


Folasade Adesina, a nurse in Usman Dan Fodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto state was arrested by the police command in Sokoto. Police Officials alleged Adesina pierced the eyes of a newborn baby in the hospital where she worked.

The alleged allegations was disclosed by the Spokesman of the Sokoto state police command, ASP Sanusi Abubakar on Saturday.

The complaint had been made by the baby's mother who sent a letter to the hospital lamenting a nurse who carried her baby pierced the eyes of her baby. 

Abubakar reporting stated the suspect confessed to the charges against her, her actions was to avenge the ill mistreatment she received from the baby's mother, at Sokoto study Centre of the National Open University of Nigeria.

In his words, 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.

For further inquiries, the management in the hospital disclosed in a statement signed by Mansur Wadata that investigations were ongoing in regards to the complaint they have received.

The statement reads, "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".

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