Work resumes at ISTH as kidnapped CMD is released

Work resumes at ISTH as kidnapped CMD is released

The Chief Medical Director of Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Prof. Sylvanus Okogbenin, kidnapped on Monday last week returned to his house at Irrua in the Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo State on Wednesday. Okogbenin was abducted by gunmen at Ramat Park in Benin on his way to Benin Airport en route Abuja. Two

The Chief Medical Director of Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Prof. Sylvanus Okogbenin, kidnapped on Monday last week returned to his house at Irrua in the Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo State on Wednesday.
Okogbenin was abducted by gunmen at Ramat Park in Benin on his way to Benin Airport en route Abuja.
Two of his police orderlies, identified as Sergeants Odion Ajibola and Etinosa Erhuegbea, both of Irrua Police Divisional Headquarters, were killed in the process.
Edo police spokesman, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the release but refused to give details on where the CMD was released. He said the man was already in his house with his family.
But family sources said he was released on Tuesday night after a ransom was paid to the kidnappers.
ISTH Public Relations Officer, Mr Ernest Ohue, said workers at the hospital jubilated on the news of the release.
Ohue also said the doctors resumed work immediately and patients were being attended to.
Meanwhile, the Edo State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association at a press conference after the CMD was released, condoled with the families of the slain police officers.
The Chairman of Edo NMA, Dr Valentine Omoifo, called for more funding of police activities.
He said improved funding would lead to low crime rate.

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