Photo: Medical doctor burnt to death on Christmas day in Ondo

A fire outbreak at the Universal Medical Clinic (Specialist Children Clin­ic) in Oke Ibukun Street, off Araromi area in Akure, the Ondo state capital has sadly claimed the life of its owner, Dr David Ade­tayo Oguntuase who was burnt beyond recognition yesterday December 25th.


According to reports, the fire started at about 12midnight and caught the Doctor unawares inside his office. One of the nurses who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the doctor came in yesterday morning and asked them to take the day off so they could spend some time with their family and instructed them to lock all the doors and windows of the hospital before they leave…
Some hours later, the hospital was on fire, and Dr Oguntuase was burnt to death. The police are investigating the cause of the fire. According to a nurse, no patient was in the hospital during the inferno as they had all been discharged  due to the Christmas celebration


  1. Dr David Adetayo Oguntuase was killed and burnt in his private clinic on Xmas day 25th December 2014. He was the Consultant Pediatrician/Head of Pediatrics, paediatrician at Federal medical centre Owo, Ondo State. His death is related to the ongoing EFCC fraud investigation of the chief medical director, Dr. O. A. Omotosho. He is accused of embezzling 100 million naira meant for staff training and medical equipment.
    Dr Oguntauase was acting as CMD prior to appointment of Omotosho. Most people thought Dr Oguntause will be appointed but we all know how Nigerian system of God fatherism works. Dr Omotosho was appointed directly from Abuja with the help of Owo ruling Monarch King DVF Olateru-Olagbegi.
    Dr Oguntause problems started when the federal budget allocated for staff training, purchase of CT scans and other medical equipment went missing and EFCC was alerted. The EFCC team came to arrest Dr Omotosho but he escaped through the morgue section of the hospital and jumped over the fence. The administrative manager, Mr Lagundoye and public Relations Officer [PRO], Mr. Yusuf Olarewaju with the rest of the senior management team were not so happy with Dr Oguntause because they believe he was the only senior member of the team that was not in support of their embezzlement depriving the hospital and reduction of salaries paid to junior staffs.
    They knew he will spill the beans TO EFCC. On December 15, Lagos State High Court judge Lawal-Akapo issued a bench warrant against the doctor.He ordered the EFCC to produce him on January 26, 2015 to come and take his plea. Dr Omotosho was arrested three days before xmas day. Dr Oguntause was going to take over as acting while Dr Omotosho is suspended from office.
    On xmas day 25th Dec 2014,Dr Oguntuase was killed and burnt beyond recongnition in his clinic at Akure .

    May his soul rest in perfect peace.


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