Dr.Irawo Adamolekun, who was shot dead in traffic at the Anthony end of Ikorodu Road, Lagos on Friday, bought soft drinks and snacks for his patients before leaving the hospital where he worked, PUNCH Metro learnt on Tuesday.
One of the nurses at Osuntuyi Medical Centre, Obanikoro where Adamolekun worked spoke with our correspondent on the condition of anonymity about the doctor’s gesture on the day he was killed.
The nurse said 27-year-old Adamolekun was a “kind hearted young man” who endeared himself to all for the five days he worked at the hospital.
She said, “Both of us were on duty on that fateful day (January 11) and he attended to general out-patients, including hypertensive and diabetic patients.
“When he finished work that day, he went out and bought a bottle of soft drink and meat pie. As he was eating, the patients at the arrival room of the hospital jokingly told him that ‘doctor is the only one enjoying.’”
“As soon as he heard this, he dropped money and asked a non-medical employee to buy the patients soft drinks and snacks.
“Some minutes after he left the hospital, one of the patients he treated two days earlier called us that he spotted his car along Ikorodu Road and that he suspected that he had an accident.
“On getting there with an ambulance, we learnt of the unfortunate incident.”
When our correspondent visited the hospital, his obituary was pasted on notice boards and walls on the premises.
PUNCH Metro learnt that policemen attached to the Shomolu Division handling the case visited the hospital on Tuesday and searched through the case notes of all the patients he treated to ascertain if any patient died under his care to warrant being attacked.
The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Julius Osuntuyi, debunked the speculations that the hospital was not co-operating with the police.
He said, “It’s not true that we are not cooperating with the police. In fact, I have been to the police station twice since the incident. Today, (Tuesday) I went there to make a formal statement.
“We even gave the police access to some of our medical records that they demanded concerning Adamolekun’s work. We will give them the fullest cooperation to the best of our ability to unravel the mystery behind his death.”
Adamolekun, an Ondo State indigene, was killed by a gunman operating on a motorcycle in traffic while driving in his black Sephia II Kia car.
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