Family of late medical doctor, Diaso killed by faulty elevator at Lagos hospital may sue over tragic death

Mr. Kennedy, father of the late Dr Vwaere Diaso, who died in a faulty elevator accident at the Lagos General Hospital, Odan, has accused the management of the hospital of deliberately killing his daughter.

Kennedy in an interview with The PUNCH on Tuesday when the deceased was buried, faulted inconsistencies in the reports of his daughter’s death, saying that some reports claimed that his daughter died in the elevator while another report stated that she was pleading for help and to be saved at the same time.

The bereaved man said he could not understand how the hospital did not give his  daughter bl00d after she lost so much bl00d during the accident, rather, the hospital claimed that the late doctor never needed bl00d.

He said, “They killed my daughter. I don’t want to believe that they were that negligent. It was a deliberate attempt to kill her.

“I cannot fathom how somebody that lost so much amount of bl00d and cannot administer bl00d to her. With the amount of bl00d that she lost, that was up to one bucket on the floor; and they will say that she did not need bl00d. We will see whether they will not be charged with murder.”

When Kennedy was asked if the family would take legal action on the matter, he said, “Time will tell.”

The Lagos State command of the Nigeria Police Force earlier confirmed the arrest of three persons over the death of Dr Diaso.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest on Saturday to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

Hundeyin, who did not mention the identities of the suspects, said that the police had begun an investigation into the case.

A faulty elevator at the General Hospital, Odan, Lagos, recently claimed the life of Diaso, who was working at the facility.

The incident reportedly happened when the deceased, who lived on the 9th floor of the building, wanted to meet a dispatch rider who had brought her food she earlier ordered online.

The deceased, a graduate of Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State, was said to be undergoing her mandatory one-year internship programme at the hospital and had less than two weeks to complete the programme when the tragedy happened.

Reports said that the hospital elevator that killed the late Diaso crashed from the 10th floor to the ground floor.

It was also gathered that the late doctor was rushed to the emergency ward of the hospital for treatment but eventually died.

The sources also pointed out that the elevator had malfunctioned several times before the incident, but serious attention was not given to it by the hospital management.