Odunayo Jegede, a Nigerian nurse has reportedly gone missing, sparking serious stir in Osun.
Jegede’s daughter, Comfort, has explained that her mother, who went missing since Thursday, October 8, 2020, was called to take delivery of a new baby and left home for the maternity when she disappeared.
According to Comfort, the nurse was on her way to work at the Igbaiye Maternity Centre, Ilesha, Osun State, when she suddenly disappeared.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the 50-year-old Odunayo left her place of residence at Ilo Elefo, Ilesha, but never got to her destination and had not been seen or heard from since then.
Comfort told The PUNCH that all efforts to find her had so far proved abortive.
She said, “My mum was asked to come to work on Thursday, October 8, at the maternity clinic. The person, who called, told her that there was a woman in labour and her attention was needed. It was raining so, she took her car, a Chevrolet, but she and the car never returned. The car is new and has not been registered.
“She also didn’t get to work. We tried calling her phone, but the number has not been going through. We discovered her phone had gone off not long after she left home. The car she drove is new and has yet to be registered. We have reported the case at police stations in Ijebu-Jesa and Ilesha. They have no clue about where she may be. We hope she is found alive and well.”
When PUNCH Metro contacted the state Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, she said she had sent a broadcast to different platforms to notify the public about Odunayo’s disappearance, adding that when the division handling the case gives her an update, she would let our correspondent know.Opalola stated.
A whistleblower nurse and attorneys have recognized a surgeon, who removes immigrants’ wombs at a detention facility in Georgia, USA, whereas working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE.
A whistleblower criticism was despatched to the Division of Homeland Safety and its inspector common, by a nurse named Daybreak Wooten, accusing the Irwin County Detention Centre of permitting an uncommon variety of hysterectomies to be carried out on immigrants detained there, “usually with out their consent”.
Wooten mentioned the ladies have been despatched to a health care provider outdoors the power, who selected to take away all or some elements of their uterus, or womb.
Whereas Wooten didn’t determine the physician, attorneys for detained ladies recognized the physician as Mahendra Amin.
It was reported that Amin continued to see ladies from the power for the previous a number of years regardless of complaints from his sufferers.
Amin was additionally recognized by interviews with a detainee, two detainee advocates, and a former Irwin worker.
He additionally has ties to Irwin County Hospital, the place some detainees on the detention centre are taken for remedy.
One former Irwin worker confirmed that Amin is the one gynaecologist that treats those that are detained.
“All I do know is, should you go in for something, the vast majority of the time, he’s going to counsel surgical procedure,”the previous Irwin worker mentioned. “I don’t know why. I simply — I don’t know why. He does quite a lot of surgical procedures.”
Reacting, Amin mentioned he solely carried out “one or two hysterectomies previously two [or] three years.”
Nonetheless, he didn’t reply whether or not these procedures have been finished on folks detained at Irwin.
“Every part is unsuitable, and if you wish to discuss, discuss to the hospital administrator,” Amin mentioned, including that the allegations have been ruining his observe.
Talking, Irwin County Hospital CEO, Paige Wynn, mentioned consent was obtained for all surgical procedures.
Wynn mentioned: “We don’t do any surgical procedures that shouldn’t have prior consent from ICE and the sufferers.
“We can’t particularly touch upon any particular affected person matter as a consequence of affected person privateness obligations.”
For ICE: “US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, doesn’t touch upon issues offered to the Workplace of the Inspector Common, which gives impartial oversight and accountability inside the U.S. Division of Homeland Safety.
“ICE takes all allegations significantly and defers to the OIG concerning any potential investigation and/or outcomes.
“That mentioned, basically, nameless, unproven allegations, made with none fact-checkable specifics, must be handled with the suitable skepticism they deserve.”
The detention facility, which homes not solely immigration detainees but in addition inmates from the US Marshalls and Irwin County, is operated by LaSalle Corrections, a personal jail firm.
Attorneys that named Amin because the surgeon removes immigrants’ wombs are Elizabeth Mathren and Benjamin Osorio, who mentioned their shoppers had hysterectomies carried out on them that they didn’t suppose have been essential.
One consumer mentioned she was instructed she had the process as a result of she had stage four cervical most cancers. She later went to an oncologist who mentioned she didn’t have most cancers.