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The Chief Medical Director of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Prof. Darlington Obaseki, has called on the public to stop assaulting health workers in the course of performing their duties.

The CMD made this call on Friday against the background of the recent judgement of the Egor Magistrate Court II, Evbuoriaria.

In the judgement delivered on November 18, 2021, in the case C.O.P. vs Ikechukwu Sunday & Anor, the accused were found guilty on a two-count of assault and malicious damage to property. They were sentenced to three months imprisonment on both counts with an option of fine.

Sunday together with his brother Lucas both children of a deceased patient of the hospital resorted to assaulting some medical personnel who were on duty at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital and also destroyed some properties upon the death of their father.

Obaseki said, “I am using this medium to urge members of the public not to attack public health workers in the discharge of their duties.

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“The public should be rest assured that we are here to serve them and ensure that we will discharge our duty to the best of our ability.”

The CMD thanked the Deputy Governor of the Edo Stated, Philip Shaibu who was on ground to broker peace when the health workers threatened to go on strike over incessant attacks by patient relatives. He also commended the Commissioner of Police, Philip Ogbadu for his response on the day the assault occurred and for diligent prosecution of the case.

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