Two health workers attached to a private clinic in Osogbo, Osun State capital, have been arrested by the police following their role in a baby swap.
The suspects now in the custody of the State Criminal Investigations Department, SCID, were arrested for allegedly exchanging a new born baby belonging to one Nurudeen Semia.
Semia, it was learnt, gave birth to a set of twins prematurely in a private hospital located along old Ikirun road, Osogbo. But one of the babies, who the doctor confirmed were boys died, while the other baby was referred to the Intensive Care Unit clinic where the two suspects were employees.
“My wife was rushed to the hospital at Testing Ground area and she gave birth to a set of twins prematurely, both boys,” the father of the babies said while giving account of the incident.
“One of the babies died immediately and the other baby, because of his situation was referred to Intensive Care Unit of the hospital located at Agowande Street, Igbona, Osogbo for medical,” he added.
On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, there came a new twist to the matter as the father of the babies alleged to the police that his baby boy has been exchanged for a baby girl.
This led to the arrest of the two nurses attached to the Intensive Care Unit, who are now helping the police in getting to the root of the matter. Medical activities in the hospital had since been brought to a standstill as one of the doctors in the hospital; Dr. Agelebe is now on the run.
The Osun State Police Command spokesperson, DSP Folasade Odoro confirmed the matter, while assuring the people that the matter will be meticulously dealt with, adding that police efforts to apprehend the doctor who is now on the run is in top gear.