Rico Swavey: NMA partners Lagos to probe filming of BBNaija star at Doren Hospital

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The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says it has joined Lagos State Government and others in investigating the unethical filming of the late Big Brother Naija star Rico Swavey at Doren Specialist Hospital.

Chairman and Secretary of NMA Lagos Zone, Dr Benjamin Olowojebutu and Dr Ismail Ajibowo respectively, said in a statement on Monday that the association was aware of media reports about the incident surrounding the death of the reality TV star and the alleged involvement of the hospital.

“We want to appeal to the general public that we allow all statutory bodies that have the power to investigate the matter to conclude their findings and give a detailed report.

“Passing a guilty verdict on healthcare workers before the investigation is concluded will not do any good to anybody.

“We appeal for calm and let us allow the law to take its course,” they said.

The body also commiserated with the family of the deceased and his loved ones and prayed for the fortitude to bear the huge loss.

Rico Swavey was involved in a car accident on October 11 and was rushed to Doren Specialist Hospital, Ajah.

He, however, died on October 13 at a different medical facility.

A yet-to-be-identified person recorded and posted on social media a 30-second video of Rico Swavey on oxygen while health workers struggled to lift him.

The short clip sparked outrage, condemnation and allegations against the healthcare workers at Doren Specialist Hospital.

Meanwhile, the management of the hospital in a statement distanced its staff from the recording of the video.