Clinic calls for calm amid investigation – The Sun Nigeria
By Doris Obinna
The The management of a Lagos-based clinic, Cynosure Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, has called for calm as the inquest into the death of client Christabel Gabriel, a Port Harcourt-based beauty queen, continues.
The call followed reports on social media that the late Miss Gabriel died during hip surgery in Lagos.
Consultant plastic surgeon at Cynosure Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ogbe Omoruyi, while speaking with reporters, said he was open to the investigation and had nothing to hide.
He said representatives of the relevant agencies had already visited the facility for a thorough investigation, with CCTV footage available.
“I have submitted myself to the Police, Health Facilities Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) and Lagos State Blood Services for investigation, as a law abiding citizen charged with the death of his client four days after his operation.
“Allow me once again to express my deepest condolences to the elderly parents, siblings, loved ones, friends and supporters of our late client. It is on a very sad note that I comment on the passing of our dear client, which occurred on May 31, 2022.
Reiterating that the operation was a success, he said: “The same day after the operation, she was able to eat. And then she was able to walk, move around. The next day, she was able to go to the bathroom and toilet on her own.
“While I will be careful not to reveal details of our client’s medical information and history, it has also become necessary for me to address some of the unfounded innuendo, misinformation and accusations circulating in the wake of her passing.
“It is regrettable that while the family of the deceased is in mourning, some people persist in making accusations against me and questioning my professional qualifications in the care of my client, now deceased”, said the surgeon.
Sympathizing with all parties involved, Omoruyi added, “I urge the family of the deceased, my family and friends, and my professional colleagues to be patient while these investigations are carried out. I am sure that in the end I will be cleared of all charges in this matter.
“There is no doubt that the police investigations, which have since begun, are already revealing the truth as there is sufficient evidence, including CCTV footage and the statement of the only friend who visited my client during his admission.
“I don’t want to comment further on that at this time. I hope the police and my fellow professionals will do a thorough job and be discreet in their investigations, which include an autopsy and toxicology of all relevant samples. Medicine is a science, not sensationalism.
“The good Lord would prove me right and the true cause of death of my deceased beloved patient would be clearly established.”