Bedridden Police Officer Decries Negligence After He was Sent Out of Hospital

Musa Muhammad Adamu, a Mobile Police Officer with the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) revealed that he sustained a life-threatening injury after he was shot while on duty – the bedridden officer alleged negligence from the force. 

He revealed that for not being able to pay for the medical bills, he was sent out of the hospital where he was getting treatment. 

Zagazola, a security analysis expert reports that in October 2021, the Police Officer was reportedly shot on duty in Galadimawa forest in Kaduna state during a gun duel with bandits. 

In a video clip in 2022, Musa claimed that NPF had neglected and abandoned him after sustaining gunshot injuries while on a special joint military/security operation under the auspices of Operation Puff Adder in Kaduna State. 

Following that, Musa further claimed that he had about eight surgeries at different hospitals but they were unsuccessful.

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However, the NPF countered Musa’s claims, after the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, spoke in a press statement. According to him, the Force is committed to the welfare of its personnel and denied that the officer was neglected.

“The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to a video on the Twitter platform where a personnel of the Force, one DSP Musa Muhammed Adamu attached to Police Mobile Force 45 Squadron, Dei-Dei, Abuja claimed to have been abandoned by the Police after sustaining gunshot injuries while on special joint military/security operation under the auspices of Operation Puff Adder in Kaduna State.

“The Force wishes to state that updates of every single part of the process from the incident till date is being received regularly, while substantial commitments have been made both by the Kaduna State Government, the Nigeria Police Force, Senior Officers under whose Command he has served, and his colleagues who have made valuable contributions on his road to recovery financially and in other forms.

“It is pertinent to state that there is a standard procedure for channelling complaints within the Force and that the Police Social Media Policy is still in effect and enforceable against all contraventions by Police Officers. However, considering the present situation, the Force would rather focus on the major issue, which is the health of the officer and ensuring his quick recovery, as well as payments of all insurance and medical benefits due to him.

“The Force Insurance Officer has been mandated by the Inspector-General of Police to ensure prompt processing of his Group Personal Accident Insurance Scheme payments and other necessary allowances while we wish him a quick recovery and return to active service.” the statement read. 

WikkiTimes gathered that Musa did not get any help, even after the former Inspector General of Police gave an order in that regard. 

His words “IGP ordered for my treatment and change of hospital back to Abuja. Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Admin AIG Mopol Force Headquarter ACP Lateef asked me to apply, which I did through my squadron Commander, to AIG Mopol to Inspector General Police with a total of fifteen million naira (15,000,000). This amount will include 7 million for my scheduled surgeries and outstanding medical bills as well as aftercare

“But since 8 August 2022, I have not heard anything from the police to date.  I still went ahead to Cedar Crest Hospital at Apo Dutse Area One where I was receiving treatment, after all tests and MRI x-ray from the three doctors i.e neurology, general surgery, and orthopaedic doctors, all found out that bullets have linked my anus with my urethra that’s why I am passing urine through the penis and my anus, I also went on a  total hip replacement.”

Bedridden Musa forwarded the same to ACP Lateef but nothing and there was nothing from the force. 

“At last, I was told that the amount was too much. It was my Squadron Commander who helped me raise N2.5 million from other Squadron Commanders which assisted me in paying some part payments for the surgical bill. At the end of the day, Cedar Crest Hospital had to send me away for not being able to pay for the medical bills.  I am in the village suffering from pain. Please, the police should rescue my life. I carried the shoulder of my family, my younger ones, we are orphans, no father nor mother, My siblings  have dropped out of school  due to my condition.” 

WikkiTimes contacted the Force PRO, Muyiwa Adejobi but as of the time of compiling this report, he was yet to respond to a text message sent. 

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