Wednesday, March 18, 2015

POLICE REPORT IS WORTH MORE THAN YOUR LIFE IN NIGERIA.

Sometime in 2011, my cousin was stabbed 2 times in an altercation in Enugu. He was rushed to the hospital. On getting to the hospital, they refused t touch him until a police report was gotten. By the time the almighty police report was eventually gotten, he had bled out and was in a state of shock. All attempts to bring him back failed. That was how we lost him.

In october 2014, a friend of mine in Abuja was attacked by armed robbers.
During the struggle, he was shot 4 times. After the robbers left, he was quickly rushed to a hospital by his mom and siblings.
On getting to the hospital, they demanded a police report. Someone has been shot four times and bleeding profusely but the hospital insisted on police report and refused to start up treatment till the police report was gotten.
Well, to cut the long story short, the police report was eventually gotten 4 hours later and on bringing him back to the hospital, he had already lost so much blood and died.


Yesterday, news of Aisha's brutal death inundated the internet. According to what i read, she fought for her life and survived the stabbing only to be let down by our health system and POLICE REPORT. The hospital she was rushed to refused to attend to her until a police report is gotten.

I don't know Aisha personally but my friends were below 30 years of age.. Their lives was cut short in its prime and nothing can bring it back.
Their deaths was avoidable but of course, you have no right to live unless you have a police report.

I want to understand the rationale behind the "police report law"?
Hundreds, if not thousands of people have lost their lives as a result of this draconian and unnecessary [b]police report[/b] law and i am sure most of us have been affected one way or another.

Feel free to share your police report stories and hopefully, the law makers will have in this country will not fail us one more time.






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