The Chief Medical Director, National Medical Centre, Nkpologwu in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, Dr Stanley Izuehie, has dismissed report that gunmen stole four babies from its facility.Izuehie said that gunmen did not take away four newborn babies from its facility but rather, it was armed robbers that invaded the hospital and snatched handsets and other valuables from patients.
He added that the robbery incident happened two weeks ago.Recall that gunmen allegedly attacked a maternity hospital in Nkpologwu in Aguata LGA of the state and took away four newborn babies.
A source in the area had confirmed the incident to journalists on Wednesday.But Izuehie in denying the report, clarified that the robbers never took away any baby from the hospital.He, however, added that the robbers, while snatching the items from the patients, quickly ran away when they sighted security operatives advancing towards the hospital.
He said, “The information that gunmen stormed the hospital and took four babies is unfounded, untrue, and should be disregarded. A lot of people, including the state governor, the inspector general of police and the commissioner of police have shown interest in this matter and I hope it will be properly addressed.“The truth is that two weeks ago, there was a robbery attack in the hospital, and the robbers made away with phones and other valuables from the patients.
They did not go with any baby, so that aspect should be disregarded by the public.”Also in a swift reaction, the President General of Nkpologwu Progressive Union, Dr Ferdinand Ezeiruka, said the source who claimed to have witnessed the incident, misinformed the general public saying the report had no basis.