IG asks doctors, nurses, others to treat victims of gunshots, accidents

Retired Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Solomon Arase

The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has asked medical personnel to attend to accident victims and persons with gunshot injuries and thereafter inform the police for necessary action.

Arase said that this became necessary following neglects and consequent death of victims as a result of refusal to treat them due to fear by the medical personnel of being implicated without police involvement.

Police spokesman, Emmanuel Ojukwu, a Commissioner of Police, in a statement in Abuja, on Friday, said that the Police High Command also directed its officers and men not to harass anyone who helps such victims but endeavour to get enough information in relation to what happened to the victims from them.

According to him, doctors on duty are now expected to treat victims of gunshot wounds and then inform the police about the victims.

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