The Chief Medical Director of Central Hospital, Benin City, Doctor Jerry Uwaifo has assured of adequate medical care to the survivor of the boat mishap that occurred in River Ethiope during the process of conveying officials, security agents and election materials to Ologbo, a riverine community in Ikpoba Okha local government area.
Speaking with the news crew, the CMD, Central Hospital Benin, Dr. Jerry Uwaifo said, Mr. Eboigbe Osagie, an Assistant Inspector of Prisons, Zone G who was rescued from a boat mishap while going to the riverine area at Ologbo for the conduct of last Saturday’s election as INEC ad-hoc has been receiving treatment.
Dr. Uwaifo said the hospital will do all it can to ensure proper medical attention is given to Mr. Eboigbe without charging him any money.
Mr. Eboigbe who narrated his experience in an interview, said the boat which conveyed them to their place of assignment stopped on the way to lift passengers from two other boats they met on the way, who had a problem with their boat. This he said made their boat to be over loaded and thereafter capsized.
The Superintendent of Prisons, Atinaro Titus, Eboigbe’s immediate boss also expressed thanks to God for sparing Eboigbe’s life.
Mr. Eboigbe Osagie was involved in a boat mishap while on his way to conduct last Saturday’s governorship election in Ologbo Community, where four other passengers lost their lives.
Reported by: Pius Nsogho