‘Doc­tor’, 2 oth­ers re­manded for ex­pos­ing HIV pa­tient’s sta­tus

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - From Eu­gene Agha, La­gos

For re­veal­ing the HIV sta­tus of a fe­male worker to her em­ployer, a mid­dle-aged man, Cas­mir Obi, will re­main in pri­son cus­tody till he per­fects the con­di­tions of the bail an Ig­bosere chief mag­is­trate court granted him at the week­end.

Two women, Mar­garet Mon­day and Stella Cle­ment, have been listed as Obi’s ac­com­plices.

The three ac­cused per­sons were sued on Fri­day for al­legedly ex­pos­ing the health sta­tus of a pa­tient.

The pa­tient (names with­held) had re­ported the mat­ter at the Area A Com­mand, Vic­to­ria Is­land, af­ter she dis­cov­ered that she was sacked from her job be­cause the ac­cused per­sons had al­legedly re­vealed her health sta­tus to her em­ployer.

The prose­cu­tor, Mr Reuben Solomon, told the court that the news of the HIV sta­tus be­gan to spread like wild­fire af­ter the ac­cused per­sons made the case known to the pub­lic.

Solomon said his client, a worker in a restau­rant at the Bar Beach po­lice sta­tion, had con­sulted Obi, whom she knew as a doc­tor, for treat­ment.

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