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
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Rotimi Opeyeoluwa
Fayose weill bring about a return...

The speculation had been rife for some time that Abuja, nay the ruling People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), has long concluded plans about capturing the South-West at all cost. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Letter to 1 mllion youth defraude...

For too long, Nigerians have lacked and missed opportunities of true growth, true strength, true progress, true peace, true prosperity and true national competitiveness. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Death everywhere: The consequence...

Everywhere we look in Nigeria today and see death; it is not an accident. It is the price the people pay for the corruption of the government.  Read more...

Submitted by
Tque Majolagbe
Much ado about GDP rebasing

Over the years, successive governments in Nigeria have always bamboozled us with great terminologies such as GDP, per capita and other macroeconomic indices. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Who massacred the Fulani In Keana...

The chronology of the events that lead up to the attack on the Fulani settlement in Nasarawa State which left up to 30 people dead. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
#XYZMassacre: We want A Revolutio...

Which massacre? Yobe? Borno? Adamawa? Plateau? Katsina? Kaduna? Benue? Nasarawa? The hashtag, “#XYZmassacre” has become the inevitably appropriate marker for the Nigerian holocaust.  Read more...