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Officials of the Kwara State Police Command have launched a discreet investigation into the alleged loss of the umbilical cord and placenta of a baby boy born at Government Cottage Hospital, Ilofa in Oke-Ore Local Government Area of ​​the state.

Five employees of the health facility, including a doctor, are currently in police custody, the command's spokesperson, DSP Ejire Adeyemi Tun, confirmed to DAILY POST on Saturday.

She said, “The unfortunate incident of the umbilical cord going missing is true and a careful investigation is underway by the State Criminal Investigation Department. Further details will be provided once investigations are completed.”

According to reports reaching DAILY POST, the incident occurred last Sunday.

Suspects detained in the case include one doctor, Ajibola, nurses Rukayat Adeloi, Aishat Awolushi, Peace Alabi, and a ward attendant, Toyin Adewunmi.

The traumatized mother of the baby, Mrs CB Williams, an English teacher at Orofa High School, Odu Owa, said she raised the alarm after the doctors and nurses who delivered the baby were unable to produce a placenta and umbilical cord.

“Some of the staff started saying they were sorry there had been a mistake. The staff member said they had dumped the placenta in the hole and couldn't find it, and suggested the dog might have eaten it.” .

“At that time, I was furious and told some members of the church who were also present that there was no way they could just present the placenta.”

Williams' father, Rufus Sanya, said foul play was suspected.

“Why would we lose the umbilical cord or the placenta of a newborn baby when we all know the consequences?

“I urge the police to conduct a thorough investigation and unravel the mystery behind this disappearance. Only then can we rest in peace knowing that justice has been served,” he said. added.

Source: dailypost.ng

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