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Lagos commissioner seeks investigation into alleged sexual assault

Prof. Akin Abayomi

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has asked the Health Facilities Monitoring and Accreditation Agency to conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations of sexual abuse of an unidentified patient at Optimal Cancer Centre, Lagos.

A statement signed by HEFAMAA said Abayomi disclosed that the video which was circulating on various social media platforms was alleged to have originated from Optimal Care Cancer Center, Lagos.

“We are aware of a viral video alleged to have originated from the founder of Optimal Care Cancer Centre and I have directed HEFAMAA to investigate it and report back,” he said.

He explained that the Agency would deploy a team of monitors to the facility with a view to getting credible information on the allegations.

He assured members of the public that the state government under the administration of the Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu would apply appropriate sanctions in accordance with the extant laws if the facility was not complying with set standards.

“Furthermore, in accordance with the state government’s zero tolerance for sexual abuse and violence, the matter will also be referred by HEFAMAA to the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency for any appropriate action that may be warranted,” he stated.

Abayomi called on members of the public to join the state government in its fight against unprofessional conduct in the State health sector so as to safeguard the well-being and health of the citizens.

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