Two ladies identified as Jemima and Jennifer had reportedly died hours after surviving a car crash in Jos, Plateau State.
Othniel Anselm, the brother of Jemima said a drunk driver crashed into the tricycle Jemima and her friend were in.
The tricycle’s Driver died on the spot but some good Samaritans rushed the ladies were still alive to a nearby hospital.
However, the 347 Nigerian Airforce Hospital, on 303 Rayfield Road, NAF Station on Bauchi-Jos Expressway refused to admit them.
According to Anselm, the hospital rejected the two accident victims for failing to tender a police report.
The good samaritans then rushed the two ladies to another hospital which could not do much before they both died.
“This hospital rejected both of them. Stupid moves wanted a Police Report, before taking them in.
“From there, they were rushed to another hospital, but before any medical help could be given, Jemima and Jennifer had died.”
The bereaved also claimed that the police were trying to grant the drunk driver bail as at the time of narrating the story on Twitter.
“Worse still, the police are currently attempting to grant the murderer of three people, bail.”
Jemima was in her second year at the University of Jos, Nigeria, studying Statistics. While Janifer was in her final year in the same university.
They were both on their way to a Sunday service on October 20, 2019, when they met their death.
Nigerians on Twitter have frowned at the rate people had to die because the hospitals won’t treat some accident victims especially with gunshot wounds without a police report.
They are all advocating for justice for the late Jemima and the other two victims with the hashtag #JusticeforJemima.
Below are some of their reactions:
This is wrong on all levels, I know a young man who died from gunshot wounds he sustained from robbers just because the hospital needed a report from police first before attending to him. Why not save the persons life and investigate later? Everything is wrong with this country— Aser Emmanuel (@yacinky) October 23, 2019
So sad, one of the most archaic law still existing in today's world. Police report for what exactly? Why must we do things in a negative way in Nigeria? (I can't see any positive impact on this particular law). I have known this law to be existing for years, and a lot of people— THE• ORIGINAL 😎 (@Dapper_Mike) October 24, 2019
If they are guilty or suspects arrest them later! They do not deserve to die because they are criminals— Jemmy Zee (@Jemmy_Zee) October 24, 2019
Save them to face their crimes! But alas most of such casualties involve innocent citizens!!! Failed system!!!