Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Police officer dies after refusing blood transfusion

07 January 2013, 16:26

Abuja  -  A police corporal, assigned to the Wuse Zone 3 Police Division, Abuja, died on Monday at the National Hospital after rejecting blood transfusion.

The husband of the deceased, Emmanuel Timothy, alleged in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that the wife, Grace, who was a member of the Jehovah witness, died because her family refused to consent to her having a blood transfusion.

``She lost her pregnancy at seven months, which resulted in a surgery to get the baby out. After the surgery she had complications.

``When she complained of serious stomach ache, we rushed her to the National Hospital where the doctor said her stomach had to be flushed. ``But, before the flushing, they said she needed blood transfusion because she had already lost such much blood.

``However, she did not get the blood transfusion because her religion and family forbid blood transfusion,’’ Timothy said.

When asked if he would press charges against the parents of his late wife, he said he might consider doing so. ``I have to press charges because they prevented my wife from receiving blood transfusion. ``Over our dead body. It is better she dies than for her to take another person’s blood,’’ they said to me.

Timothy was at the police station to report the wife’s death.

NAN

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
3 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
A year down the line, Nigerians y...

the president should concentrate his efforts on the promises made during the period of his campaign, and ensure that they are fulfilled as promised, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
FG claims untrue: Fuel price can ...

Many desperate Nigerians have been starved throughout the first year of the Buhari administration with the artificial scarcity induced by NNPC. It is for these hopefuls that this analysis is directed, writes Peregrino Brimah. Read more...

Submitted by
Samuel Ufot Ekekere
Udom: Dakaada to where?

It is my hope that in few years Akwa Ibom will be an academic destination of choice, writes Samuel Ufot Ekekere. Read more...

Submitted by
BitsTalk
A letter from the citizens: By an...

Money isn't the power, the people hold the power!, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Norman Chukwuemeka
Economic resentment

I am writing this to awaken the mass to their unawareness of backslide of our economy, meanwhile pushing them to wake from their slumbering state, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
On the frequent rate of divorce a...

With the number of divorces, separations and matrimonial crises that have so far been recorded against some Nigerian celebrities, it is very obvious that they are afraid of being in marital relationships, writes Isaac Asabor. Read more...