Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Medical Doctor kidnapped in Lagos, 20 million Naira ransom demanded

A medical doctor working at the Alimosho General Hospital, Lagos, has been abducted by gunmen. Funsho Junaid, who is a consultant gynaecologist, was kidnapped at Livingstone Hospital, Adedayo Adedeji Street, Abaranje, Ikotun while he was attending to patients last Friday.

It was learnt that one of the kidnappers posed as a patient and while Junaid was attending to him, he pointed a gun at the doctor.

An eyewitness, who craved anonymity said, “Last week Tuesday, a patient came to see the doctor, we registered him at the counter and he was given treatment. He was also billed N5,500.

“He complained that the money was too high, but the doctor said he could get medication elsewhere. On Friday night, around 9pm, the same guy came back to renegotiate with the doctor, but nurses denied him access.

“The guy left the hospital while another guy came in. The second guy that came in said he wanted to see the doctor so nurses registered him and gave him a new card.

“As the doctor was attending to him, he brought out a gun. Suddenly, the patient that had left earlier came back with a gun as well and ordered all the nurses to lie face down.”

The gunmen came in a Toyota car, forced the victim into the back seat and drove off and then contacted the victim’s wife and asked her to pay N20m to secure his release.

Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, said efforts were on to rescue the victim.

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