Rico Swavey: Lagos Govt. Breaks Silence, Begins Investigation On Hospital

A 30-second video clip showing the final moments of a former reality TV star, Patrick Fakoya, aka Rico Swavey, at a hospital in Lagos State, after he got involved in an accident on Tuesday, has attracted condemnation from members of the public.

One of the nurses who was caring for Rico Swavey captured a video showing the deceased placed on oxygen as he was unconscious on a chair.

It was observed that the nurses were attempting to carry him on a bed when the nurse brought out a phone and started recording him.

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Another nurse was heard cautioning her colleague against the act.

“You people should stop making the video; somebody is dying, you people are making video,” the nurse said.

The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, reacting to the incident, said the state government had commenced investigation.

He said, “That hospital is not a government hospital; we have started an investigation into the unprofessional conducts of those who appeared in that video.”

Also reacting to the video, a marketing strategist, Samuel Atigba, condemned the action of the nurses.

Using his verified Twitter handle, @SamuelOtigba, wrote, “Anytime I watch that video of the nurses joking, laughing and making needless videos of Rico for social media instead of giving him the necessary urgent attention needed to save his life, my heart breaks over again cause he could have survived. RIP Rico.”

A TV program director, Egai Eto wrote, “This hospital should be closed and the license of those nurses should be seized.”

A fellow ex-housemate in Big Brother Naija Season 3, Alex Asogwa, who shared the news on her Twitter page on Tuesday, said doctors were trying to resuscitate him.

Rico Swavey, however, succumbed to his injuries on Thursday.

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