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Patients, nurses and a doctor at Lekfad hospital, Isale Abetu in Abeokuta, Ogun State were at penultimate weekend attacked by suspected armed robbers. The attackers, it was gathered, went to the hospital at and carted away drugs, cars and other valuables.
The armed robbers who attacked the hospital and residence of the medical doctor operated for over one hour, it was gathered.
A source in the hospital said on Wednesday that the armed robbers who were fully armed scaled the fence of the hospital under the guise of darkness to overpower the security guards on duty.
The armed robbers, it was learnt, beat the doctor at the hospital to stupor, collected two car keys in the hospital and left the doctor in the pool of his blood. The doctor is now receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
One of the victims who is a patient at the hospital, Mr. Afuape Monday narrated the incident, noting that the armed robbers gained entrance to the hospital immediately the generating set in the hospital went off around 12:00 am on the fateful day.
Said he: “All the robbers gained access to the hospital facility immediately the power generating set went off around 12:00 midnight. Two of the armed robbers scaled the fence, attacked the security guards and then opened the gate for about ten others who took strategic positions around the hospital premises.
“While some of them held the doctor and his family hostage, about three others attacked patients and nurses collecting their phones and other valuables. They shot sporadically and dared anyone to come out to confront them while the robbery operation lasted for over one hour.
“The medical doctor was seriously injured as they hit him with gun on the head, forced him to divulge his PIN and account details”.
Another source at the hospital noted that the case had been reported at Adatan Police Station.
Said he: “The case has been reported at the Adatan Police station but no suspect is yet to be arrested”.
Efforts made to get reaction from the Public Relations Officer of Ogun State Police command, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi since Wednesday proved abortive.