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    Mohbad’s Arrested suspect is not a registered nurse

    The passing of the Afrobeat singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, has taken Africa by a storm.

    After his fans and fellow artists took to the streets to demand justice for him, his body was re-examined for another autopsy, and it turns out that he was murdered. The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, NANNM, Lagos State Council, has revealed that the suspect arrested for injecting him is not even a registered nurse.

    Reports from Vanguard had revealed that Aloba, which is the late singer’s father is the one that raised an alarm about how Mohbad was injected by an auxiliary nurse before his demise, which continues to spark controversy around his death. The

    Aloba mentioned that the only thing he could think of that maybe this auxiliary nurse that used to treat people which is a very bad idea, from what he heard from people. He didn’t know the kind of level the woman is.

    “They said they called her to give him an injection and that is a very bad idea and that injection can result in any length. He had wounds but I do not know the kind of wounds he had.” – he continued.

    In a statement, the NANNM, Lagos State Council went on to express its condolences to the Aloba family but chided media reports over the injection by nurses noting that there is a need for professionalism in reporting and conducting the ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mohbad’s death.

    “We fully support the ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death and urge the relevant authorities to leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of justice for him. However, we must stress the importance of professionalism in reporting and conducting this investigation. NANNM is closely monitoring the situation with keen interest. Our preliminary investigations indicate that the individual reportedly taken into custody by the police for providing care to Mohbad is not a registered Nurse.” – the association said.

    It went on to emphasise that there is a critical need to verify the qualifications and professional status of individuals before labelling them as healthcare professionals. It is said that for one to be recognised as a Nurse in Nigeria, one has to complete a rigorous five-year Bachelor of Nursing Science program at a university, followed by an additional year of internship. Alternatively, one can undergo training at an accredited School/College of Nursing and become registered and licensed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

    “We wish to clarify that the term ‘Auxiliary Nurse’ has no place within Nigeria’s healthcare system or its laws. An individual is either a qualified Nurse or an unqualified individual performing tasks beyond their competence.” – the association said.

    It also mentioned that it will not tolerate any misrepresentation of Nurses and the Nursing profession. They demand that all media outlets that inaccurately reported the arrest of a Nurse take immediate corrective action to rectify their stories.

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