The Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Nigeria (MDPCN) said it has referred three doctors working with Premier Specialist Hospital, Lagos, to the Medical and Dental Practitioners Tribunal for trial.
MDPCN said it found a prima facie case of professional misconduct against the three doctors with respect to the death of a celebrity chef, Mrs. Adepeju Ugboma.
The indicted doctors are: Akiseku Adeniyi Kazeem, Kelechi Kingsley Renner and Motunrayo Amadu.
The indictment was the outcome of an investigative panel set up by the Council to consider a petition filed by Mr. Ijoma Ugboma, husband of the deceased.
The panel reached the decision at its just-concluded 10th session, held October 28, 2021.
The report was signed by the Council’s Secretary, Dr E. D. Abudu.
Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL), lead counsel to the Ugboma family, represented the Petitioner at the Panel.
OAL also requested a coroner’s Inquest into the death of Mrs. Ugboma, to investigate her family’s allegations of medical negligence against Premier Specialist Medical Centre.
The Inquest is ongoing at the Magistrate Court, Ogba, Lagos.
Mrs. Ugboma, 41, died at 3pm on April 25, 2021, at Evercare Hospital Lekki Ltd, (Evercare).
She was the founder and chief executive officer, of a pastry company, I Luv Desserts.
The MDPCN letter to Mr. Ugboma reads: “The Medical and Dental Practitioners’ Investigation Panel at its 10th session held at the Council Chambers, Medical and Dental Council House, Plot 1102 Cadastral Zone B11, Kaura District, Abuja on Thursday, 28th October 2021, investigated your petition.
“The investigation is concluded. The Panel determined that a prima facie case of misconduct in a professional respect is established against Dr Akiseku Adeniyi Kazeem, Dr Kelechi Kingsley Renner and Dr Motunrayo Amadu.
“The three respondent doctors have been referred to the Medical and Dental Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal (MOPDT) for adjudication.”
The panel said it did not establish any prima facie case of misconduct against the following:
- Dr Chineze Maureen Fadipe
- Dr Ayoola Sikiru Shonibare
- Dr Nosakhare Asemota
- Dr Uchenna lwuh
- Dr Oshinowo Omotulu
- Dr Alao Olumide
- Dr Oyewole Olugbenga Olayide
- Dr Shola Johnson
- Dr Muyideen Olayemi Orolu
- Dr Victor Ayanwale Raji
- Dr Opeyemi Abe
- Dr Rufus Ojewola
- Dr Ekido Okpiabhele
- Dr Ogukah Amarachi
- Dr Onaga Zita
- Dr Chioma J Orjiakor
- Dr Blessing Ugwuagbo