Lagos doctor arraigned for allegedly causing patient’s death

The Lagos State Police command has arraigned a medical doctor, Oyeyinka Oyetunde on Tuesday, October 11.

Oyetunde appeared before an Ikeja Special Offences Court for allegedly causing the death of a patient through negligence.

Oyetunde is facing a count charge of involuntary manslaughter. He, however, pleaded not guilty. 

The Lagos State Government, which is prosecuting the case, alleged that the doctor failed to administer care to a patient named Uchenna.

The defendant allegedly committed the offence on 16 June 2020, on Ajibade Oke St. in Isolo, Lagos State. 

Defence counsel Abayomi Omotunbora applied for the bail of the doctor, urging the court to allow him to continue on administrative bail granted him by an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate Court, Lagos State.

The alleged offence contravenes Section 229 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Justice Olubunmi Abike-Fadipe granted the defence counsel’s request.

Mrs Abike-Fadipe held that the defendant should continue on the bail but ordered him to provide evidence of granting the bail within seven days.

The judge adjourned the case until 19 December, 2022, for trial.