Nurse arrested for allegedly piercing the eyes of a baby whose mum she was angry with for ''giving'' her a carryover at the National Open University in Sokoto (photos)

Nurse arrested for allegedly piercing the eyes of a baby whose mum she was angry with for ''giving'' her a carryover at the National Open University in Sokoto (photos)



A nursing staff at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital in Sokoto state, Folasade Adesina, is currently in detention after she was accused of piercing the eyes of a newborn baby born in the hospital where she works.



The mother of the baby, Asma’u Ahmad Tijjani, in an interview with DailyTrust, said Adesina inflicted the injuries on her newborn baby over a carryover allegation. According to Asma’u, Adesina used an injection needle to pierce the eye of her baby a few minutes after she was born in order to avenge a carryover she got at the Sokoto Study Centre of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), where Tijjani worked as non-academic staff.



She recalled that one week to her expected date of delivery, the nurse met her in her office and said she wanted to have a private discussion with her.


“Immediately we came out from my office, she started asking some questions. She wanted to know when I would go to the hospital and my expected date of delivery, as well as my names in full.

This really surprised me because that was the first time I was having one-on-one discussion with her, so I refused to reveal all these information to her.

She then told me that she was in possession of my medical record and knew everything about me and only wanted to help.

When my pregnancy was due for delivery and I was taken to the labour room, precisely on the 15th of June, the same woman came and stood by my bed, speaking Yoruba language to the nurse that was attending to me. This made me very uncomfortable because I did not know her mission. So I complained to my nurse, who pleaded with her to leave the place.

Immediately after my delivery, my nurse started preaching to me to always try to be kind to the people I deal with, especially in my workplace. She said the nurse I complained about told her that I gave her a carryover.

I was shocked to hear this because I am not a teaching staff of the university and have no business with students’ scripts. So how could I give her a carryover?

When my husband came, the same woman came and collected my baby, saying she was taking her to him. I asked one of the doctors present at the time to follow her, but she declined.

After some minutes, she brought the baby back, and when I received her, I noticed some blood coming out from her eyes, so I started crying and shouting; and before you knew it, the labour room was filled with hospital staff.
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