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Hospital Stops Treatment and Detains Patient Over N285,000 Unpaid Bill

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Controversy has continued to trail the inability of a woman, Jessica Ugwuoke, to offset her medical bill of N285,000 following a caesarian section at Samaria Hospital, Ikotun, Lagos.

While the Ugwuokes were insisting that the medical bill was too much for a family with an unemployed breadwinner, the hospital declined to collect the sum of N50,000 offered by a Good Samaritan.

The patient alleged that due to the family’s inability to pay the bills, the hospital stopped treating her and chained her to a “urinary pole” to prevent her from escaping.

The hospital, however, denied the family’s allegation.

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Jessica, who hails from Abia State, told our correspondent that she was rushed to Samaria Hospital from a maternity home after she was unable to deliver her child on August 12.

The couple lost the child during a caesarian section, leaving the family with a medical bill they said was beyond what they could afford.

Jessica said, “On the fateful day, I was rushed to Samaria Hospital as an emergency case, so we didn’t discuss price.

“After everything, my husband asked for the bill and the doctor said it was N285,000. My husband said he was jobless, that the money should be reduced, but the doctor refused. After everything, my husband paid N45, 000 while still begging him to reduce the money.”

The patient alleged that due to the family’s inability to pay the bills, the hospital stopped treating her.

She said, “They didn’t lose my stitches until after two weeks. The day I begged him, the doctor said I should tell my husband to pay. After we paid the N45,000, the doctor removed the stitches but left the catheter.

“My husband begged him to release me so that we can pay the money in bits, but he refused. After two weeks, I was asked to leave the bed and I started sleeping on the corridor. My husband got angry and demanded that I should be released, but he walked him out of his office.”

Jessica said her husband eventually reported the doctor to a non-governmental organisation, Women Advocates Research and Documentation, adding that the NGO negotiated with the doctor to reduce the money to N80,000.

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Mohbad’s wife claims Joseph Aloba is her son’s greatest enemy

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Omowunmi, the wife of the late singer Mohbad, has accused Joseph Aloba, her father-in-law, of being an “enemy”.

Mohbad died on September 12, 2023, and was buried the following day. On September 21, his body was exhumed by police for an autopsy.

Eight months later, the autopsy failed to determine the cause of death as the singer’s body had decomposed when tests were conducted.

In a post on her Instastory on Wednesday, Wunmi alleged the “greatest enemy” of Liam, her son with Mohbad, is the singer’s father.

“Liam’s greatest enemy is his grandfather. Life is funny,” she wrote in the now-deleted post.

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David Hinds accuses Burna Boy of disrespecting Reggae band at German festival

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David ‘Electric’ Hinds, the lead singer and guitarist of Steel Pulse, has called out Burna Boy for allegedly disrespecting the Grammy award-winning Reggae band, at a German festival.

The 2024 Summer Jam Festival was held in Germany from July 5 to 7.

The event headliners were Burna Boy and Jamaican artistes such as Skillibeng, Konshens, Busy Signal, Lila Ike, Beenie Man, and Ky-Mani Marley.

In a comment beneath an Instagram post about the festival, Hinds claimed Burna Boy arrived at the event with a large entourage and demanded additional dressing rooms to accommodate his team.

He accused the Afrofusion singer of attempting to force him and fellow Steel Pulse members out of their dressing room.

Hinds argued that Burna Boy and his crew’s behaviour cannot be a part of Reggae’s culture, which promotes peace, love, and unity.

The reggae artiste also criticised the festival organisers for allowing his band to be “bullied” by Burna Boy’s security team.

“Burna Boy and security crew fully disrespected us at Steel Pulse, trying to kick us out of our dressing room so he could have 4 dressing rooms for his massive entourage,” he wrote.

“Selwyn Brown, original member of Steel Pulse, was livid and our team stood our ground and told them to beat it and you can’t do that to people, especially to a band that has paved the way for Reggae music.

“Summer Jam why do you have a full security team that think they can come in and bully people? Who the hell does Burna Boy think he is?

“And because of us refusing to leave, the security team proceeded to build a barricade of a blacked out chain linked fence that split the hallway between our dressing room and his dressing room making it feel like we were in prison or something.

“I hope that these legendary reggae festivals realize that this can’t be apart of the reggae culture. That’s Babylon business. We don’t treat people like that.

“Please recognise this because Steel Pulse was fully disrespected. Reggae promotes Peace, Love, Unity.. stand up for your rights, we must never give up the fight.”

As of the time of this report, neither Burna Boy nor the organisers of Summer Jam have responded to the allegations.

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Burna Boy to mark ‘African Giant’ 5th anniversary with free concert in UK

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Burna Boy, the award-winning Nigerian singer, will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of ‘African Giant‘, his fourth studio album, next week.

On July 15, the ‘City Boys’ hitmaker will be hosting a free concert in London, the United Kingdom, to commemorate the fifth anniversary of his album.

The show is sponsored by YouTube Music Nights.

Released in July 2019, ‘African Giant’ won ‘album of the year’ at the All Africa Music Awards and was nominated for ‘best world music album’ at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.

In December 2023, the body of work was listed on Rolling Stone’s ‎‘500 greatest albums of all time‘.

‘African Giant’ secured the number 330 spot, making it the best Nigerian album on Rolling Stone’s list.

It features hit tracks such as ‘On The Low’, ‘Gbona’, ‘Dangote’, ‘Killin Dem’, ‘Spiritual’, ‘Gum Body’, Anybody’, ‘Collateral Damage’ and ‘Wetin Man Go Do’.

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