The Lagos State police command sent an invite to Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, over one of her workers who got attacked a few days ago.
The veteran Nollywood actress, Kate had called out a pharmacy in Lagos for refusing to give first aid to her staff who was attacked by some unknown group of people. Kate said her staff was stabbed in the hand, and on getting to the nearest pharmacy to her to seek treatment, the pharmacy turned her away.
Kate added that her staff told her the pharmacy insisted that they do not treat knife wounds. Kate Henshaw took to her Twitter page to rant on the current state of Nigeria where proper measures to secure lives and properties are not being practiced.
Giving an update on the issue, Kate confirmed that she and her staff were invited by DPO Taiwo Oyewale who is interested in the issue. She shared a photo of her staff with her hand bandaged, she wrote;
“UPDATE on the knife attack on my domestic staff yesterday.
“Today my staff & I went to the Bar Beach police station on the invitation of the DPO Taiwo Oyewale who wanted to know about the incident that occurred yesterday via my tweet.
“After she was stabbed in front of some people who saw the whole incident but offered no help, a mobile police man then took her to Mopheth Pharmacy on Adeola Odeku (so it was not a hospital/clinic she went to as she told me on the phone). She showed her wounds & asked for help.
“They said they don’t treat wounds but that she could buy the items she needed. She then asked them that if she bought, who would help her with the stuff she was told she could buy…no response. She was then helped to a hospital where she got treatment.
“While at the police station, an officer was sent with my staff to invite someone from the pharmacy to tell us what occurred. They refused to come to the station, that the people on duty today were not there yesterday (no problem).
“I drove to Mopheth Pharmacy in order to speak to the manager, Mrs Oyewole. I asked her why they did not offer first aid at least to someone in need of help, she said they are not trained to give first aid, only to sell medicine.
“My question now is & forgive me if I sound stupid, if you are the nearest point of help, point of contact that one can reach to get help, you will not be equipped to do so?? Only to sell medicine? Even to offer temporary relief?”