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Nurse arrested for piercing eyes of a new born baby to avenge the carryover she was given by the mother while studying at National Open University, Sokoto. (Photos)

A Nurse at the Usman Danfodiyo Teaching Hospital, Sokoto has been arrested by the police for allegedly piercing the eyes of a new born baby with a needle to avenge the carry over she was given by the mother at National Open University (NOUN) Sokoto.

The nurse, Folasade Adesina was said to have pierced the baby's eyes few minutes after she was born.

The mother of the child, Asma’u Ahmad Tijjani while speaking with Daily Trust said the nurse inflicted several injuries on her baby to avenge her carryover at NOUN where she worked as a non-academic staff. In her words, Mrs. Tijjani said:

"When my pregnancy was due for delivery and I was taken to the labour room, precisely on the 15th of June, the same woman came and stood by my bed, speaking Yoruba language to the nurse that was attending to me. This made me very uncomfortable because I did not know her mission. So I complained to my nurse, who pleaded with her to leave the place.

Immediately after my delivery, my nurse started preaching to me to always try to be kind to the people I deal with, especially in my workplace. She said the nurse I complained about told her that I gave her a carryover.

I was shocked to hear this because I am not a teaching staff of the university and have no business with students’ scripts. So how could I give her a carryover?

When my husband came, the same woman came and collected my baby, saying she was taking her to him. I asked one of the doctors present at the time to follow her, but she declined.

After some minutes, she brought the baby back, and when I received her, I noticed some blood coming out from her eyes, so I started crying and shouting; and before you knew it, the labour room was filled with hospital staff.

When they realised what happened, they all rushed out to look for that nurse, but she was nowhere to be found and her phone was switched off.

The baby was taken to the eye section of the hospital for examination, where it was confirmed that both her eyes were pricked, but the object did not penetrate the two lenses."

The hospital management when contacted said it was on top of the situation and that it will not hold back justice as soon as the police investigations are over.

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