Family and friends of a music producer, Ebenezer Ayeni, have kicked over the hospitals’ refusal to treat him of gunshot wounds that led to his death in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The victim died on Thursday after the hospital refused rejected him for not being able to provide a police report.
A week to his wedding, he reportedly shot by a gang of armed robbers his residence in the early Thursday morning.
He was reportedly rushed to the University College Hospital, Ibadan, and another private hospital but was refused treatment him without a police report.
The victim was said to have was to have died few hours later.
Some his friends, who posted the victims photos in the pool of his blood on their Facebook walls, have condemned the hospitals’s refusal to treatment him in an emergency situation without a police report.
A man by the Facebook account, Mc Shayor Comedian, posted on his wall: “Ebenezer Ayeni was shot in his residence during the night and he was rushed to UCH but he wasn’t attended to because of police report. He was also rushed to J-Rapha hospital in Ibadan and they also refused to attend to him because of police report.
“He gave up the ghost after struggling with life for more than two hours. We were planning your wedding next week and not your burial. Rest in perfect peace brother!”
Also, another friend, Adegbite Adedamola posted: “Ebenezer Ayeni, Rest in Peace brother. Next week Saturday should have been your wedding but who are we to question God? You battled for your life for more than two hours, and UCH was asking for police report without attending to you.”
Cylars Omoloye posted: “So much to write about you Ebenezer Ayeni. We still spoke not long and only for me to hear the news of your transition. You planned to visit me on Sunday to tidy a few things…What a nation we have found ourselves in. He could have survived. Imagine, how can a police report carry so much weight than life?”
David Justice wrote: “I love you forever brother. Rest on. Two hospitals rejected you because they needed police report instead of saving your life first. It is well. What a loss.”
Moninkanola Ogidan wrote: “In Nigeria, we blame the government for everything. The nurse or doctor on duty is a human being who has blood running in his or her veins. Whatever the arguments are – government isn’t treating them well or they don’t have enough equipment – how about cases of simple timely care and a little bit of human sympathy? Rest in Peace Eben.”