Medical and other staff of the General Hospital in Kuje, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have raised eyebrow over what they called insecurity around the hospital, even as a suspected thief who visited the hospital in the early hours of today, Saturday, had been nabbed and handed over to police.
Some workers who spoke to our reporters complained that the hospital is virtually a haven for criminals as a result of lack of facilities to protect both the staff and the equipment.
They said that apart from the fact that thieves regularly disturbed the hospital, especially in the night when the premises is thrown into darkness, there has been fear of snakes crawling into the premises to bite them, saying that they always lock their doors whenever the night falls.
Meanwhile, the suspected thief who was apprehended today was said to have sneaked into the hospital through the back door, but was caught in the act by a vigilant junior staff in the card room.
The suspect, who was said to have given his name simply as Baba Fati, was beaten up by the security personnel before he was taken to the Kuje police division where he was detained.
While the police said that investigations would be conducted on the identity of the suspect, the Medical Director of the hospital whose name was given simply as Doctor Tambude could not be reached to explain why the hospital has become a dangerous place to work in by both the staff and the patients. [myad]