A man has just been thrown into tears after his mother passed away in the car while on their way to the hospital, because Police refused to let them pass as a result of lockdown. The sad incidence was said to have happened in Port Harcourt, Rivers state this morning.
Peter Ugava, a son to the woman who passed away, said he has registered his complaints with the Complaints Response Unit (CRU) of the Nigerian Police via their official Twitter handle, in protest against the heartless attitude displayed by the officers.
Peter Ugava while sharing the sad incidence moments ago via his Twitter page @Peterugava, said:
“This morning my mom who has been managing hypertension for over 20 yrs passed away right there in the car while I was taking her to the hospital this morning simply because men of the @PoliceNG insisted that I have to part with N20,000 naira before they will let us pass.”
I am in pains right now , I have now become an orphan all because of this lock down, he said.
“My mom would not have died if we had arrived at the hospital early enough. I even offered to make a transfer these officers refused, thy said it will be traceable, they needed cash.”
“Even after pleading with them for over an hour, these heartless officers refused to all us move. They made me sit there and watch my mom pass away before my eyes. I doubt if I will ever be normal again after this. I hate this country.”
So many lives is being lost daily due to this lock down and sadly it is not covid 19 that is killing them. The anger I feel right now is totally overwhelming.”
“I want to get something clear , @NyesomWlKE are we not allowed to take our loved ones who need medical care to the hospital ? Are we just supposed to sit at home and die.”
While responding to the complaint, the Nigeria Police Force, Complaints Response Unit, replied via their Twitter page -@PoliceNG_CRU, said:
“Your complaint is hereby acknowledged and investigation has been initiated. Your Tracking Number is #CRU387759 Thank you for contacting NPF-CRU.”
The Police response unit further added, @peterugavah, This unit is waiting for your response either through here or our DM, thank you for contacting NPF-CRU. Sorry for your loss once again. #NoToImpunity.
Many Nigerians who reacted to this ugly incident, have condemned the inhumane action of the Police officers and call for their arrest and prosecution as they condoled with the deceased family.