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Monday, 22 December 2014

Graphic pic: Man drags Indian doctor to court over death of his wife and scarring of his baby during delivery

Semako Hunpe, a grieving father resident in Lagos has dragged a female Indian doctor, Bharathi Jayaram practising at the Prema Sai Hospital, a private hospital located in Agege Lagos state before the Lagos state High court over claims of unprofessional misconduct that led to the death of his wife Mrs Oluwasetemi Hunpe (pictured above), and scarring of their new born baby during his wife's delivery at the Indian doctor's hospital on February 26th this year.

Narrating his ordeal to Tribune, Semako said his wife Oluwasetemi had registered at the hospital on February 17, 2014 for antenatal services with the hope that she would have a stress free delivery with the Indian doctor. A week after registering at the hospital, she started experiencing some pre-delivery signs and decided visit the hospital. According to Mr Semako, his wife was given some injections and told to wait till about 5pm on February 26th before she would be taken in to the delivery room.

"When she went into labour, she was ordered to engage in minor exercises to help aid the labour. Before she entered into the labour room I can remember clearly that she was normal like all pregnant women that I had seen; she walked into the labour room by herself. I was invited into the labour room after several hours of intense labour without adequate care and was asked to encourage my wife to push out as she appeared exhausted sequel to prolong hours of labour. On getting to the labour room, I found a nurse applying Aboniki (hot balm), pressing the deceased abdomen while asking her to push and after this amateur mechanism did not yield desired result, they cut the deceased three times to bring out the baby and placed it somewhere unattended to.  First of all, I noticed that the baby was left unattached for a long time while all four nurses were attending to my wife,” he said.
Semako said all through the period that the midwives were battling to birth their baby, no doctor was in the labor room to assist with the delivery. He said after wasting much time attending to his wife and at the same time leaving his new born child unattended to, the nurses proceeded to call the Indian doctor.
"During the period of the delivery, I did not at anytime see the doctor; it was after the delivery that one of the nurses went to call the doctor. The doctor came in at about 6.15 p.m and told me to leave the labour room. I left the labour room and stood outside the door. As I stood there, I heard a noise as if someone was being flogged inside. This noise continued repeatedly. My fear grew as the nurses began to rush up and down, fidgeting. It was at this point I tried to get one of the nurses to talk to me but she wouldn’t. Twenty-five minutes after delivery, I was told by one of the nurses that the baby was all right, I went inside to see my wife only to see her being massaged all over her body with Aboniki balm. It terrified me to see the frequency with which they were shouting my wife’s name. She used her last bit of energy to say that her legs were hurting.  Thirty-five minutes later, I was told that my wife would need blood because she was still bleeding profusely. I immediately agreed to this. All this while, I had not seen the baby.  I heard the doctor calling someone and asking for blood. Shortly after this stinging and ugly news I was informed that my wife was dead. Subsequently, they called one pastor to pray for the resurrection of my wife which further exposed the incompetence, negligence and ineptitude of the hospital’s system. Due to the unprofessional cuttings by incompetent nurses on my wife, the baby suffered serious deep cuts on its back and buttocks. This cuts on different sides of the baby’s body further attest to the mutilation done on his wife,” he said.
Semako Hunpe says 9 months after he was born, the baby still has the scars he got while they were trying to forcefully help his wife give birth. He has dragged the doctor and the hospital before a Lagos State High Court over alleged incompetence and negligency. In a N500m lawsuit filed by his counsel, Barrister Kayode Adaramoye, Mr Semako Hunpe alleged that professional misconduct led to the death of Mrs. Oluwasetemi Hunpe, his wife.

The hospital has however denied claims of negligence. In a letter titled "“Demand for N500 million Damages,” and written by the hospital's counsel, John Adanike, the hospital claims the doctor carried out her duties in the best professional manner throughout the time Mr Semako's wife stayed in their hospital. The letter in part reads

“Our client denies being negligent in any manner or being guilty of any professional misconduct. Consequently, our client denies liability to pay damages in the sum of N500 million or any sum at all,”

Dr Bharathi Jayaram has practised here in Nigeria in the last 20 years.

Source: Nigerian Tribune

150 comments:

Phronesisfashionworld said...

I pray he get justice

Phronesisfashionworld said...

well done linda..God Bless thee!!!

Unknown said...

Eyaaa. RIP.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Phew! No amount of money can bring back the dead. I hope the issue is thoroughly looked into and if the doctor is found culpable, he should face the consequences of his action.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Marlyn said...

People are too wicked. Jeez




hahaha, this article killed me. Y'all need to read it here. Lmao

Unknown said...

Thought Indian doctors are the best!
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Unknown said...

Too bad! Hope he wins the case because I still don't think he has enough evidence

THE ACT OF SEX said...

They probably employed quacks. Don't be surprised that those nurses don't have any RM certificate. And the doctor: Does she have license to practice here ?

Unknown said...

Eya, sad story

Unknown said...

hmmmm na wah o

Unknown said...

Whoa! Why wont he?.. Those scars are really too deep for a new born.

Unknown said...

Jeeeez, what could have lead to this?? 2014 is so full of Graphic images.. Nawa..
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Unknown said...

Lord Jesus! I can't even read to the end! What??? Who does delivery like that? Even if it was a goat being delivered! God forbid! They killed her!

Som Som said...

So sad!May her soul rest in peace(Amen)..

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Unknown said...

Hmmm too bad
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Bishop Dammy said...

I don't know indian doctors make mistakes too, thought they are the best.. Well only God is perfect! What a pity. May your wife RIP. But I wish you could just forgive. It is well. Psalm 118:17. BishopDammy#

Eastner said...

The hospital should be shut down with immediate alacrity...What errant nonsense...i've never heard anywhere that a pregnant woman should be cut in such manner...The scars on the baby is enough evidence to prove this and an autopsy on the deceased...why didn't they perform a CS in the first place...they wasted a life...May God judge.

zizi said...

Am dumbfounded....fruityivory@yahoo.com

Eze said...

And the ministry of health...had to endorse this kind of hospital all bcos they are foreigners...the GOD that will punish those in authority is yet to come.......even a Nigerian quack nurse won't do dis....RIP dear

Eze said...

And the ministry of health...had to endorse this kind of hospital all bcos they are foreigners...the GOD that will punish those in authority is yet to come.......even a Nigerian quack nurse won't do dis....RIP dear

Unknown said...

Omg!!!!aboniki ke?odiegwu

Alloy Chikezie said...

I think an investigation should be launched into the case, because we've heard of death of mother during childbirth, but not scaring of the infant.

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Unknown said...

My God

Unknown said...

Nawa oooo Oyibo people self.

Ammy Becky said...

Jeez what a horrible sight..
From this man's story...it clearly shows that the doctor nd the nurses are completely clueless when it comes to childbirth. Just look at the scars on this baby's body, plz what were they doing with aboniki balm in labour room? RiP to the dead woman...I hope they pay for murdering her.!

Unknown said...

Anuty linda I see you .

Unknown said...

Stupid incompetent pple, d hospital must b locked up 4eva.

Unknown said...

DIS IS A SERIOUS ISSUE

Zoë said...

All this private hospital with axillary nurses that are not professional midwives. I feel for him.
When you see the way they shout on preggy women, you wonder where did they put their medical ethics, in their anus?

ASHANKA said...

OMG

Unknown said...

Terrible. They just killed the woman and nearly killed the baby too.

AQO said...

Hmmm. What a pity!!


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Unknown said...

God please dont allow me to fall into the hands of these people

Unknown said...

Na wa o...so how did d cuts gt to d boy's back

Unknown said...

Labour room? Hmmm wait till u see how de treat pregnant women in there. May her soul rest in peace

bella said...

Chei! May her soul R.I.P... am sure the man has learnt his lesson. dt a colored skinned man(oyinbo) own an hospital does nt mean it's d the best. I can only imagine the pain the poor woment went tru b4 her demise *sad*......... the baby is a blessed child and God will protect hm ijn

Unknown said...

Oooh jesus. Aboniki plus cane, God have mercy, incompetency at the highest order

Unknown said...

Jeez

Unknown said...

OMG!!!!! The scars are so so bad...

Unknown said...

OMG! Poor baby.

Unknown said...

As 4 me oo,she don't look like a doctor,well na God knw pass.#Badbelle #IsAllowed #Baddest

ary said...

Last 20 years and did anyone bother to check if she was licensed? Look at the scars on that little kid, it apparent this was a botched child birth! Gosh, we really need to look into our immigration policy in this country, a lot of quack foreign professionals are operating freely in this country.

Unknown said...

All diz felk doc self, just using our people to practise.

Uche Emma said...


Sad

berryblast said...

God have mercy.may her soul rest in perfect peace.

Unknown said...

They should try and get to the root of this and ensure justice is meted out accordingly

Anonymous said...

That Indian doctor is a murderer and should face the judgement


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Rx Mams said...

OMG!!!!!

Unknown said...

See Gobe, which kind Doctor be this, the problem be sa, na only you Waka enter the place.

So sad you lost your wife though

Unknown said...

What are they cutting like that that led to dis scars? Na wa o

Unknown said...

some hospitals are not worth going to,this is a lesson for all of us...a tragic story.

Unknown said...

Na dis fyn woman just die so, wat are they using aboliki band for, inside hospital

Unknown said...

Na dis fyn woman just die so, wat are they using aboliki band for, inside hospital

Jeni_zee said...

This ppl are crazy, what kind of useless hospital is this? Aboniki? My lord my god! So wat happened to the bruises on the baby's body? What is d meaning of this? I would cause trouble in dat hospital first bfr any legal suit , Icnt deal, this is crazy

Unknown said...

Oh my! Look at that baby's back

Unknown said...

Oh my God!!! I can't believe this is happening to a new born baby

Treasure said...

Heavens!!! That done on a baby? Those nurses and doctor are wicked! The hospital should be closed down.

Unknown said...

Chai!!!
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Anonymous said...

THIS IS REALLY BAD....SE D CUTE BABY....MAY HER SOUL RIP....MissVee

Unknown said...

The hospital needs to be shut down.

Karlsson said...

What's dis? The hospital should be closed n their licence revoked pls. Ubanagum

gab2shoes said...

That cut is evident, Indians and deir bad practices, no difference BTW dem and d devil....no jokes dey must pay.

Gab2shoessaysso

Unknown said...

Can Government please shot down this barbaric hospital?This must stop pleas!!!

Unknown said...

I can't still understand how they gave that baby this deep cut. The hospital must pay for this!

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Anonymous said...

Medical Doctor see themselves as mini gods, they get away with murder all the time and go free, i have promised myself exept emegency and checkups. I truly hope he gets justis.

Reeshahr said...

But the money can't return his wife to live nao.

olagokearemu said...

oh my god.pls let the hospital be held and paid for it.may be the doctor is not even qualified but because she is Indian.god help us with foreigner better than Nigerians mentality.

Unknown said...

That's terrible.. it's a pity

Unknown said...

May God help us all nothing wey person no go hear aboniki again for a woman that just put to bed? Rip to her JC

Unknown said...

So touching. Y WouId a Nurse carry out CS on a pregnant Woman for God's Sake? They Re not trained for that. 500m Is evn too smaII. It doesn't equaI the Iost Iife

Inside Out said...

OMG!!!!!The hospital must pay for this

Unknown said...

Jusus!!!hmmmm all this lakpa lakpa doctors will leave their over populated country to ours and kill people.hmmm shm.oga sorry

Unknown said...

So so sad! The Indian Doctor must face the court, this man is really hurt. His wife's death and also the problem with the lil baby

Unknown said...

Can't watch

African foodstuff and Raw Materials said...

Jesus, this is so bad, nd what are they using aboniki balm on a woman in labor for? The couple are to blame too, Ʊ jst dnt go to hospitals, xpeciall for delivery if some1 hasn't introduced Ʊ to the place and Ʊ would av met pple dat av previously used d place... Look at d poor baby, pray God heals you..Rip to d moda...

Unknown said...

what a pity, it her time dats why it happened

Unknown said...

Why can't she go to a general hospital. Negligence.

MISS WORLD said...

all dis nija hospital be fearing person....i go born for abroad o
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Juleslouis said...

Aboniki balm kwa? Who does that? So she left her country to come and practise quack in a lawless country like Nigeria. I hope the judge serves it to her hot and spicy.

Anonymous said...

Ban this Indians from NIgeria they are big fools and of no benefit encourage NIgerians to take over ibdustryv

Unknown said...

My goodness! This is madness, the doctor must not escape this o, see the baby's body, we need to be very careful with these so call foreign doctors, if you can't afford good private hospital then go to general hospital. May God give him grace to bear his lost.

oiza said...

even though money cannot bring back the deade,that hospital must heavily for damages and it should also be shot down.

Anonymous said...

This is pathetic. If one hospital can't meet ur needs, go to another. God have mercy.

Unknown said...

What happened to other well-known hospitals in lagos that u had to risk the lives of ur beloved wife and child. the did has already been done. Just take heart. Don't blame anybody for ur careless decision
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Unknown said...

What happened to other well-known hospitals in lagos that u had to risk the lives of ur beloved wife and child. the did has already been done. Just take heart. Don't blame anybody for ur careless decision
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Unknown said...

What happened to other well-known hospitals in lagos that u had to risk the lives of ur beloved wife and child. the did has already been done. Just take heart. Don't blame anybody for ur careless decision
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Unknown said...

What happened to other well-known hospitals in lagos that u had to risk the lives of ur beloved wife and child. the did has already been done. Just take heart. Don't blame anybody for ur careless decision
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Unknown said...

Nawa

Unknown said...

OMG!This is incompetence!see the lacerations on the baby's body.This is too bad.Now mother and child are dead.If one cant handle a situation why not refer to a more competent person.Medicare is a vocation or profession of conscience.So,do unto others what you want to be done to you.

Unknown said...

OMG!This is incompetence!see the lacerations on the baby's body.This is too bad.Now mother and child are dead.If one cant handle a situation why not refer to a more competent person.Medicare is a vocation or profession of conscience.So,do unto others what you want to be done to you.

OneKay said...

Unbelievable. Lagos state Gov pls investigate this matter. I remember ma wife's C section she prayed for the doctors and sang for us all right through out the operation and everything was all great to the glory of God. I can't even imagine wat ma fellow man must have gone through through out this whole ordeal. So painful

Unknown said...

Oh my God, this is so sad. And it's even more annoying that the culprits are Indians!!

felicia said...

What a pity

Unknown said...

Make dem lock the Doctor!

Ifeanyi gobo said...

oh dear. I wish you had used a phone or camera to video the whole scenario. peeps don't ignore the video functions of your phone. my heart goes out to you. may truth prevail.

Unknown said...

this is mysterious. Even an ordinary maternity can deliver a baby successfully. They have used the woman for ritual.
FACEOFLIB

Unknown said...

He should be jailed along with his nurses and d hospital shut down. Bullsh*t.

supermom said...

What!!!!!!!! Aboniki balm??????? Who does that. The doc should be deported immediately that's after paying the money.

Favour belle said...

This is terrible. Incompetency....just too bad

Anonymous said...

The nurses are to be blamed.

Unknown said...

God! Wonder why we'd need an Indian doctor in the first place. May her soul rest in peace

Unknown said...

God hve mercy, so many unqualified doctors in Nigeria

Unknown said...

This is so sad, so pathetic, so touching and so annoying. I'm truly shaken. I feel d man's deep pain. D unfortunate incident could easily hav been avoided. It is high time Nigerians stopped relying so much on foreign professionals. They are mostly 'overhyped'. Nigerians are far more intelliigent just dat our leaders deprive us d enabling environment to showcase our ingenuity. May d soul of dead lady rest in d bosom of d Lord, amen.

Augustine O. said...

No, i support it, he must get justice. This is pure wickedness

Anonymous said...

Those scars on that poor baby, though. Something went terribly wrong in that delivery room. Once again, why mention the doctor's nationality and ethnicity? The information adds nothing to this story about medical malpractice and negligence.

Unknown said...

I WONDER HOW SOME HOSPITALS GET THEIR LICENCES OF OPERATIONS WITH THEIR UNPROFFESIONALISMS.JUSTICE MUST PREVAIL IN THIS...AKA...HELLSPITAL...

Okoro said...

Well said.

UMUZE OCHUKO NEVILLE said...

I PRAY HE GETS JUSTICE AND THAT GOD WILL COMFORT HIM IN JESUS NAME AMEN.

Anonymous said...

Well said Bona!

Unknown said...

What was the purpose of applying aboniki na? Hmmmm... RIP dear

Augustine O. said...

No, i support it, he must get justice. This is pure wickedness

Anonymous said...

Eliza nurses everywhere!! So many incompetent stupid rude and nonchalant nurses in our hospitals today,dey'll wait until dey've committed blunder den dey'll start shouting 'call d doctor',d only thing dey know how to do is gossip and hv big nyash. Mtchwww I dislike nurses

Unknown said...

Jest imagine!
I no even if he wins,his wife wudnt kom bck

Sandra Diamond said...

Thank God for my safe delivery o, evn wen d devil tried...God showed his supremacy. My heart goes to dis family, may God help the baby to grow in good health and become great, the family should never leave God in their lives. God has the final say for that hospital.
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Anonymous said...

No woman deserves to die while birthing a baby...deres no excuse,totally unpardonable dats y I advise pregnant women(esp dose dt r nt very financially buoyant) to hv dia babies in govt hospitals,wht am I saying?hospital staff hv been on strike 4 God knows how long phew!thinking of nigeria saddens me

Anonymous said...

I don't even want to imagine the kind of pain this woman went through before God decided to rest her soul! Hope the husband get justice

Unknown said...

Hmm, money or no justice, a precious life has been lost here. Too too sad

Anonymous said...

Even RM nurses are NOT QUALIFIED to carry out surgeries! As for the Doctor , there are numerous accounts of unqualified 'white skinned' doctors working unhindered in Nigeria .

dami said...

Those scars are indeed too deep for a new born baby. I really do hope this matter ain't swept under the rug and do hope he gets justice.

Anonymous said...

Bonario - the Indian doctor is 'female'.

No hospital should provide maternity services if there is no back up for blood transfusion in the event of bleeding. Prolonged labour is a time tested antecedent for heavy bleeding after delivery. Exsanguination only takes a few minutes if nothing is done to arrest the situation in a timely manner. It is like opening a dam!!!



Unknown said...

RIP to the deceased #EndTimeThings

Black Anchor 2 said...

sue their ass...they must pay

Unknown said...

While I agree that the hospital should be shut down, and action taken against the management of the hospital, I think the blame should be placed appropriately. The cuts and absurd practices as well as delay in informing the doctor were the responsibility of the nurses. At least from the article written.

Shanding2k2... said...

This is tragic and unprofessional, what? i hope the baby get well soon.isaacshandy@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

It is well

oyekunle bunmi said...

I pray he get justice, things are really happening in our hospitals in Nigeria especially private ones.

Malaysiame said...

Rip poor woman imagine all the pain she went through b/4 she died, quack doctor and quack midwives.

Anonymous said...

Oh my God! They must be careful with these things. Jeez! What do you say to that loss of life?



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Anonymous said...

Indian doctors are far from the best. Nigeria has some of d best doctors however are limited by equipment and poor working conditions. Hence the exportation of our doctors the so called brain drain.Dubai is a better place to go for medical tourism.you will get your money's worth.

mo said...

Can we try this in their country? No! But our government condones a lot of this nonsense from quack foreign doctors. Nigerian lives are wasted everyday and put leaders don't care. No wonder Nigerians have their kids in the United states everyday, there's no hope here. At least once you are a US citizen, your life means something. I hope the quack Dr and her backyard nurses are punished. Where in the world are juries allowed to carry out caeserian sections???

Anonymous said...

From reading this unfortunate story and not to preempt court proceedings, my analysis of what went wrong will be detailed below..... Before that, I do hope a postmortem was done on the wife ( knowing our cultural inclination with regards to this, I very much doubt that this was done) as the answers to the brutality she suffered would be very much evident.

The prolonged labour and difficulty with delivery probably means there was a shoulder dystocia ( where the baby's head is delivered but the shoulders get stuck in the birth canal). The doctor may have performed a symphysiotomy (dividing the pubic bone with a scalpel) which is one of the last ditch efforts to deliver a baby with shoulder dystocia...... hence, the noise as if someone is been flogged. The scalpel must have inadvertently cut the baby on the back as the mother's pubic symphysis was being divided.
The mother bled to death as her uterus was too tired to contract down after the long labour and delivery...... (See my post about the need for transfusion services for maternity above)
Knowing the lack of anaesthetic options in some Nigerian private hospitals, I dread to think what pain this dead woman must have gone through (I am not even talking about the labour pains!).
I hope the man's lawyers read this....
That is my independent opinion!

Anonymous said...

There's a lot of sense in what you wrote. Nigerian doctors, hospitals and nurses are the worst! This is negligence in the highest order!!! They better shut down that hospital and sieze all their liscences before someone else dies another senseless and avoidable death. Not even just the death of the mum, the wounds on that new born baby is enough to sue them big time!

Anonymous said...

You are stupid

ebonyz... said...

He derseves justice!!!

Anonymous said...

I wont be surprised if Indian nurses are coming to Naija to work as doctors. Nigeria has no defined process in assessing foreign medical certificates. We need to change our mentality abt Foreign being the best. There are so many well trained Nigerian doctors who deliver women of babies on a daily basis. If Delivery is getting complicated.. move to a tertiary centre where there are CS facilities. God help Naija o.

Anonymous said...

I really hope this man gets justice as its about time Drs get sued for medical malpractice. There is so much ineptitude and carelessness... Poor lady may her soul RIP

Unknown said...

RIP,so touching. I felt bad dis type of tin stil happen. #Royal Priesthood#

Unknown said...

D use of aboniki during child birth and d cutting of d poor child is a pathetic tin dat is unprofessional. #Royal Priesthood#

Unknown said...

I pray he get justice. #Royal Priesthood#

Unknown said...

D use of aboniki during child birth and d cutting of d poor child is a pathetic tin dat is unprofessional. #Royal Priesthood#

Unknown said...

RIP,so touching. I felt bad dis type of tin stil happen. #Royal Priesthood#

PRETTY GIRL said...

Hmmmmm!Too bad.. Hope he gets justice... Our very weak government condones all sorts of bullshit from these foreigners , yet everywhere in the world Nigerians are being thrown into jail like it's no man's business #I keep saying it,Nigeria is a failed State

Anonymous said...

A symphysiotomy would've been too complicated for these bunch of qua is described in the story, I believe they just panicked, and gave the woman extensive and excessive possibly bilateral episiotomies and the baby got injured in the process.
Though the location of the baby s injuries leave much to be questioned.

Unknown said...

God have mercy....

gmog said...

hahan india doc for tha matter

gmog said...

hahan india doc for tha matter

Anonymous said...

Pse let the Nig govt kick this Indian out asap! The fact that she has been here practising for 20 yrs does not mean anything. We know them all. The doctor must be a quack. Let her go back to India and practise but the fact is that someone will take bribery and dismiss this case. Why should the woman have Aboniki applied on her? And why did the so-called nurses do so. Being an Indian doctor means NOTHING. India is a very poor country and engage in corruption MORE THAN NIGERIANS. Sorry for the widower......just wish you were abroad where justice will be done. Take heart, this Indian doctor and her partners in murder will surely receive their reward!!

Anonymous said...

Nigerians eh! once they hear anything INDIA! dats the end! unto the next one joor

Subomi said...

feel sorry for the baby. May God give Semako the strength to bear the loss and carry on.

Anonymous said...

felt so sorry for the man and the baby... the husband should make official complaint to the medical and dental council of nigeria

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