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Woman calls out Lagos doctor, Ayelaje Joseph for removing her womb



A Lagos doctor and Managing Director of Holyfill Hospital, Ayelaje Joseph, has been accused of allegedly removing a woman’s womb without her consent in his hospital located at Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

The victim, Mrs. Okeafor Suzan, claimed she visited the hospital for fibroid removal but realized later that her womb was removed without her knowledge or permission.

However, in a swift response, Dr. Joseph said Mrs. Suzan gave consent for her womb to be removed, having had two children.

In an exclusive interview with the distressed mother of two, she traced the genesis of her predicament to February 16, 2024, when she visited Holyfill Hospital to consult Dr. Joseph.

According to her: “We registered with Holyfill Hospital in Ikorodu on February 1, 2024, under our medical service provider, Marina HMO.

“In that same month, I had an appointment with the MD of Holyfill, who is also a gynecologist. I consulted him about a fibroid I had been managing for a few years and wanted it removed.

“He immediately suggested removing my womb. I refused, explaining that it was a single fibroid, and previous scans advised against removal because it was symptomatic, causing bleeding and pain.

“He took me into his examining room, accompanied by his female manager, examined me, and stated that the fibroid had grown larger over the years.

“He prescribed medication to alleviate the pain and blood flow for that month. Although the medication provided some relief, I still desired to have the fibroid removed.

“He agreed and said he would send a code to my HMO for approval of the surgery. The HMO requested an additional scan, which again revealed a single fibroid.

“A surgery date was scheduled for March 30, 2024, but the doctor rescheduled it for March 29, 2024.

“After the surgery, I requested to see the removed fibroid, but nothing was shown to me. I returned to the hospital to file a complaint about the absence of my monthly period for April and May 2024.

“The doctor casually informed me, ‘You won’t see your period again; I removed your womb.’ I was shocked and asked why. He claimed it was what we had agreed upon, but that was untrue.

“I was taken to the theater and shown a bucket containing human parts, and I was told one of them was my fibroid.

“A subsequent scan confirmed that my womb had been removed without my permission, knowledge, or consent, and without pre-counseling or post-counseling.

“I did not request the removal of my womb, and I did not sign any consent form,” she stated, disappointed.

In a contradictory statement, the Managing Director of Holyfill Hospital, Dr. Ayelaje Joseph, claimed that Mrs. Suzan had requested the removal of her womb.

In a telephone conversation, he said: “She came with a complaint of bleeding and low blood pressure at 19 percent.

“We advised her to wait until her blood pressure increased before proceeding. She discussed removing her womb to prevent further pregnancies, having completed her family with two children.”

Meanwhile, Suzan’s husband, George Okeafor, corroborated his wife’s claim, saying, “There was no point in time I filled a consent form for womb removal.

“We only sought approval for fibroid removal from the HMO. All communications with the hospital and HMO were for fibroid removal.

“On the day of the surgery, I filled out a form with basic details, and the other parts were left blank for the hospital to complete.”

Upon contacting the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, he said, “Though I am not aware of such a crime, if the victim feels the divisional police did not do justice, she should report the case to the Area Command of the jurisdiction.”


8 steps you must follow to get your e-Central Motor Registry




Recently, the Nigerian Police Force announced that it will begin enforcing the digitalised Central Motor Registry (e-CMR) on July 29.

In a statement released on Saturday in Abuja, the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, urged vehicle owners to comply with the new registration requirements.

Adejobi explained that the e-CMR initiative aims to improve the security of lives and property while modernising and digitising the motor vehicle registration system. This measure is part of improving the country’s safety and security infrastructure.

He highlighted that the e-CMR is an advanced, real-time online database of motor vehicle information. It is designed to assist police investigations, support operational activities, and combat vehicle-related crimes such as terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, and armed robbery.

The police spokesperson also noted that transitioning to this digital system will simplify the documentation and verification processes for vehicle ownership and related transactions.

Below are the eight (8) steps required to get your e-Central Motor Registry:

Step 1 – Visit and click on the apply icon.

Step 2: Create a profile using NIN, Driver’s Licence, or TIN.

Step 3: Log in using your access credentials if a profile exists.

Step 4: Select the CMR request, then select a sub-request.

Step 5: Provide vehicle details and click Next.

Step 6: Check the box to confirm the accuracy of vehicle details and click on Proceed.

Step 7: View the invoice and click Make Payment using any payment method.

Step 8: Details of the request will be sent to the registered phone number and email address.

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Scammers hacked phone number of governor Adeleke, says aide




Olawale Rasheed, spokesperson of Ademola Adeleke, Osun governor, says one of the phone numbers of his principal has been hacked.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Rasheed asked the public to ignore any calls or messages from +234 803 365 7555.

The spokesperson said appropriate action has been taken to remedy the situation.

“This is to alert the general public that one of the telephone numbers of his Excellency, Governor Ademola Adeleke has been hacked,” the statement reads.

“Please ignore any solicitation from +234 803 365 7555.

“Appropriate action is ongoing to remedy the situation.”

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Kano state government files fresh charge against Ganduje over N240m fraud




The Kano state government has filed a fresh charge against Abdullahi Ganduje, former governor of the state.

Ganduje was charged on four counts alongside Musa Lawan, former attorney-general of the state.

The offences border on criminal conspiracy, abuse of office and misappropriation, contrary to Section 308 and punishable under Section 309 of the Penal Code (as amended) CAP 105, Vol. 2, the Laws of Kano State of Nigeria.

The duo were alleged to have misappropriated, diverted and converted the sum of N240 million belonging to the state.

In the charge sheet, the state government said it intends to present four witnesses.

No date has been fixed for the arraignment.

In April, the Kano government filed an eight-count charge bordering on bribery, misappropriation, and diversion of public funds against Ganduje; Hafsat, his wife; Umar Abdullahi Umar, his son; and five others.

Other defendants in the case are Abubakar Bawuro, Jibrilla Muhammad, Lamash Properties Limited, Safari Textiles Limited, and Lasage General Enterprises Limited.

On July 11, the defendants were arraigned in absentia and the court entered a plea of not guilty on their behalf.


In 2018, the Daily Nigerian, an online newspaper, published a video of Ganduje allegedly receiving bundles of dollars from contractors, which he stuffed into his ‘babanriga’, a traditional outfit.

The APC national chairman was the governor of Kano from 2015 to 2023.

The newspaper said Ganduje requested $5 million as kickback from the contractors who recorded the video.

In 2023, the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) invited Ganduje for questioning over the video.

The former governor did not honour the invitation and instead instituted a suit against the agency.

In March, a federal high court in Kano stopped the agency from inviting or questioning Ganduje over the bribery allegation.

The court ruled that the agency lacks the power to invite or investigate Ganduje.

Abdullahi Liman, the presiding judge, said the alleged infraction is a federal offence that cannot be prosecuted by the state anti-graft agency.

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