The management of St. Raphael Divine Mercy Specialist Hospital, Ikorodu has refuted the trending allegation of adoption against her made by a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Obinna Alo. In the widely publicized allegations, Mrs. Faith Obinna and husband had accused the Hospital and its doctors and staff, of “stealing” and possibly “selling” off one of her (“twin”) babies which she claimed was delivered of her by a C-section performed by the Hospital on March 6, 2020.
However, the management of the hospital had in a swift reaction denied the allegation. This was contained in a release made public recently through the Director of Social Communications, Rev. Fr. Antony Godonu on behalf of the Archdiocese of Lagos. Fr Godonu said the management of the hospital, while affirming that Mrs Obinna duly registered as an ante-natal patient, she was successfully delivered of a baby and not twins as the couple are claiming. “Mrs Obinna and her husband have filed a petition and criminal complaint with Criminal Investigation Department, Force Headquarters Annex, Alagbon, against the Hospital, and both the accused and the accuser, have made statements to the Police to help the Police thoroughly investigate the criminal allegations, which it is currently doing at the moment.
We need to stress here that the Hospital (St. Raphael Divine Mercy Specialist Hospital, Ikorodu, Lagos) has maintained that the allegations and accusations are untrue, baseless and unsubstantiated. It has also briefed its lawyers to take any necessary legal step/s in protecting the interest of the Hospital.” The Hospital in turn accused the couple of trying to smear the image of the hospital through media campaign rather than await the outcome of police investigation.