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Rivers State Police Command says it has arrested the manager of the Paragon Clinics and Imaging Diagnosis.

The arrest followed the report of death of a first-class graduate of Micro Biology from Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Edo State

This former student, identified as Rebekah Sekidika, was admitted at this private health facility that is located along Stadium Road in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, for medical attention.

The Rivers State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Grace Iringe-Koko confirmed the arrest of the manager and two other staff.

Iringe-Koko explained that the arrest was part of an ongoing investigation of the reported death of Rebekah Sekidika.

“Yes I can confirm that the manager has been arrested. We have also invited the doctor and one other person as part of our investigation.

“The matter has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for proper investigation.”

However, the father of the deceased, Sampson Sekidika, had alleged that his daughter died during an unwarranted surgery procedure at the hospital on February 2, 2024.

The bereaved father, Sekidika expressed reservation over the competence of those who performed the surgery procedure on his 24-year-old daughter.

Sekidika explained that he personally took his daughter, Rebekah to the hospital facility in his car.

The complain made, he insisted, was that his daughter was healthy, and had no medical condition but needed a test conducted on her to ascertain why she was experiencing delayed menstruation because she was billed to travel abroad.

“The complaint was that she had not seen her period for a while. So, she needed to know why it was so.

When she had the clinical visit, they subjected her to some tests, including a pregnancy test which came out to be all negative.

“But they told her to see a specialist to be sure. On the day of the appointment, they took her into the theatre and gave her an anaesthetic for a simple procedure that didn’t require surgery where she developed complications and died.

“She (Rebekah) was supposed to travel to the United Kingdom for her Masters and PhD programmes. Everything was set, flight booked, tuition paid, everything arranged.”

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