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Nurses association demands unbiased investigation of colleague’s murder in Enugu



The University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA) has called for an unbiased investigation on the murder of its member, Mrs Maria Amadi in Enugu.

The association’s Secretary, Mr Goodluck Nshi made the call in a press statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Enugu.

Nshi called on security agencies not to limit their investigation to some staff of Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu (FNHE) who was already remanded in prison custody.

He said that contrary to insinuations that the FNHE staff in prison custody had a hand in Amadi’s murder emerging information revealed that she was killed by armed robbers.

“This looks like a fabrication made by some workers to get at colleagues with whom they have one case or the other,” he said.

The UGONSA secretary said that there was no record suggesting that the deceased mentioned any of the incarcerated suspects before she died as alleged.

“This position is based on the findings of our members such as, Andalyn Iheagu and Onuh Beatrice who visited the doctors and nurses that treated Amadi.

“The team also interfaced with police officers handling the matter as well as the person that took her to both the police station and the hospital after the attack.

“All of them confirmed that she never mentioned any person’s name,” he said.

Nshi said that it was unfair for some staff of the hospital to use the gruesome murder of Amadi to nail other workers they had issues with.

He said that a more objective approach was needed to unravel the real truth behind the incident.

Nshi, who said the association was hugely shocked by the incident, further stated that it was bent on ensuring real justice anchored on verifiable truth.

He said it was the association’s demand that its members in detention be released while an unbiased investigation continued on the murder.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the late Amadi, who was Head, Nursing Services, FNSHE was shot dead on March 21, at her residence in the Federal Housing Estate, Trans-Ekulu, Enugu.