A nursing mother, Peace, and her husband, Uche Onu, have dragged a medical practitioner, Dr Alfred Nwoyeocha, before Justice Hannatu Balogun of the Kaduna State High Court over her detention due to her family’s inability to settle the N480,000 allegedly incurred during childbirth through caesarean section.
The couple is demanding N32m from the doctor and the Maneks Hospital Limited for alleged negligence, confiscation of peace’s car valued N4.6m and for carrying out illegal surgery on her without her consent.
Nwoyeocha and his medical facility were named as the first and second defendants, respectively.
But in his statement of defence filed by his lawyer, Valentine Ajibo, the doctor denied most of the claims. Read more