A patient named Ejiro Ugorobi was allegedly the victim of involuntary manslaughter, and two medical professionals, Michael Atiba and Ugbeye Michael, were arraigned before the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Monday.

The Lagos State Government has preferred an involuntary manslaughter charge against Atiba, a physician at the Gbagada Hospital, and Michael, a consultant at the National Orthopaedic Hospital.

According to A. O. Azeez, the state’s prosecutor, the offense occurred on October 21, 2023.

According to him, the incident happened at No. 20, Michael Adekoya Street, in the State’s Ilupeju neighborhood, at around 12 p.m.The prosecutor informed the court that by failing to administer anesthesia both before and after surgery, Atiba and Michael unlawfully caused the death of one Ejiro Ugorobi.

The prosecutor claimed that the offense violated Section 224 of the Lagos State 2015 Criminal Law.But the two entered a not guilty plea to the accusation leveled against them.Azeez then requested a trial date from the court.

“We are requesting a trial date in light of the defendants’ plea,” he declared.As a result, the judge postponed the trial until May 15, 2024.

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