Commercial driver attacks doctor with cutlass over son’s death in Ondo 

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The incident, which happened at the Mother and Child hospital, Oke aro, Akure, reportedly paralysed activities at the hospital.

It was gathered that a commercial driver whose identity is yet to be ascertained has caused serious commotion in Ondo State.

The driver allegedly used a cutlass to inflict injuries on a medical doctor over the death of his five-year-old son.

The incident, which happened at the Mother and Child hospital, Oke aro, Akure, reportedly paralysed activities at the hospital.

An eyewitness said the man used the cutlass to beat one of the nurses on duty and inflicted severe injuries on her.

The attack, according to the witness, said staff and patients in the hospital ran for safety.

“Immediately the man came in with the child, all the nurses on duty came to his rescue and the child was admitted and was put on life support even without paying a dime.

“The father of the child was later told to pay the sum of N8,000 but unfortunately during that process the child gave up.”

Another source said the children has been sick prior but that the parents opted to use self medication and traditional means.

“What then prompted them to rush him to the hospital for treatment at the eleventh hour was yet to be determined.”

One of the staff of hospital who  pleaded anonymity said the stomach and the scrotum of the late child was swollen at the point of admission.