Nigeria: A pregnant woman, Basirat Anifowose, her mother-in-law, Rasidat Mufutau and a nine-month-old baby died in a hospital at Ofatedo, Osogbo, Ogun State, as confirmed by the Osun State Police Command.
Anifowose was six-month pregnant and was a mother of three.
It was found that the mother-in-law was ill and admitted into the hospital owned and managed by a pastor, Olaniyi Taiwo, aged 42, of a Cherubim and Seraphim church.
The 60-year-old was being treated with diabetes and cough last Thursday, 30 June, while her daughter, who is a nurse, Fatima and her pregnant daughter-in-law was taken care of in the hospital.
Taiwo, the founder of Ona Iwa Mimo, Cherubim and Seraphim, located behind the Olofa Grammar School, Ofatedo, Osogbo, also manages the hospital in the same compound.
As per Fatima, the pastor gave them a local black soap to use on Monday evening.
He gave us a local black soap with which we had to bathe my son, my mother, who is sick, and my sister-in-law, but he asked me not to use the soap.
Fatima slept on a chair, and when she woke up, she noticed that her son was not breathing and immediately called the doctor to check on him, and he told me that he was dead.
That was the time when they noticed others, her mother and brother’s wife, who were also dead.
Olalekan Anifowose, the husband of the pregnant lady, stated that he paid N65,000 out of N90,000 asked by the doctor for his mother’s treatment.
Anifowose stated that he left his wife to sleep in the hospital with her mother while he was looking after his children.
While confirming the incident, SP Yemini Opalola, the Police officer, stated the suspects, Taiwo and his wife, Kemi, aged 28, have been captured.
She stated that the suspects had disclosed some confessions, which helped the police to make a few other arrests.
“Investigation is ongoing, the suspects have made some confession which is helping police investigation and making another arrest,” she stated.