UK-bound victim of gunshot dies after being rejected by private hospital in Edo
Cyril Igiebor: UK-bound victim of gunshot dies after being rejected by private medical facility in Edo
Published By: Michael Adesina
By Jethro Ibileke
A member of the Edo State Security Network, Cyril Igiebor, has died of gunshot injuries, after a private medical facility in Benin city refused to treat him due to inability to produce a police report.
The 28-year-old deceased recently bought a flight ticket to enable him travel to the United Kingdom after he successfully secured a five-year UK work visa.
He was accidentally shot by another member of the security network identified as Moses Isimor, at a solemn service of song organized for a burial ceremony held at No. 5 Eheneden Lane, off Ehenede Street, off Ekehuan Road, Uzebu Quarters, Benin City, on Friday, 20 October, 2023.
Moses Isimor was among a team of vigilante men deployed to the burial from Upper Ekehuan axis, to join that of Uzebu area, which the victim was a member.
Venue of the funeral where a trigger happy Vigilante accidentally shot his colleague to death in Benin City, Friday, October 20, 2023.
It was gathered that when the team from Upper Ekehuan arrived at the burial ceremony, the trigger-happy vigilante operative engaged in sporadic shooting apparently to announce their presence, hitting the victim on his arm and chest.
Operatives of a nearby private medical facility where the victim was rushed to for help allegedly demanded for a police report before giving him medical attention.
Igiebor, however, died few hours after being taken to a government-owned hospital.
The State Police Command Spokesman, SP Chidi Nwabuzor did not pick calls made to him for confirmation of the incident.
It was however gathered that the suspect has been arrested and his gun recovered and taken to the Command headquarters.
The deceased’s elder brother Mr. Sunny Igiebor, however, confirmed the incident.
Sunny stated that he paid for a flight ticket few days ago for the deceased to travel out of the country after he successfully secured five years UK work Visa.