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OGF Secures Medical Bill Of Victim Of Accident Caused By ‘Reckless’ Police Officer


Oyo Global Forum, OGF, has secured the medical bills of three victims of an accident caused by a ‘reckless’ police officer from the Nigeria Police Force.

This was revealed by the OGF in a statement signed by its coordinator, Olorunpoto Rahaman.

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The statement read, “You would recall that OGF in March this year took up a case of an accident caused by a reckless police officer who was drunk to stupor while driving the police vehicle, leaving three victims of the same biological family (Mother and her two children) with broken limbs and other fractures and severe injuries helpless at the hospital.

“As contained in the previous reports on the subject, the OGF Representatives had a meeting with the Oyo Anglican family, whose Clergy/Priest the husband/father of the victims is at the Bishop’s courts. There, the intention of the forum to seek redress on the matter with the Police was officially conveyed to the family.

“Recall also, that a report of our visitation to the victims at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso where the victims were receiving medical attention and the gift given to the the husband by a stakeholder, but in the name of the forum was also availed us here.”

According to the statement, the two children and the mother involved in the accident were discharged in April and May respectively.
The team also petitioned the Commissioner of police in the state.

However, the statement read further, “At the suspicion of attempt to carpet the forum petitions by the police force, the legal team provided by M.O. Olagunju (Alatede) Chambers, out of volition, wrote as legal officer, with the same four prayers of OGF, which are: Police responsibility on the medical bill of the victims; Trial of the police driver; compensation for the victims and the husband who was constraint to take care of his wife and children while on treatment at the hospital, leaving his work and other daily activities; Public safety.”

After series of meeting between the OGF team and the Poice, the Police force agreed to pay 600 thousand naira which is about 80 percent of the total medical bill of the patients.

“The need for caution by the police behind the wheel was hammered by the OGF team and same was promised by the DPO, who presided over the meetings,” the statement added.

Members of the OGF team are Barrister Muideen Olalekan Olagunju, Mr. Abiodun Salaam, Barrister Mazi Goke, Mr. Ayansola Ezekiel and Mr Quadri Eesuola Jagunmolu.

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