Police investigation: CSOs demand suspension of Enugu Federal Psychiatric Hospital MD

A collation of civil society organisations in Enugu State has urged the Medical Director, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Enugu, Dr. Monday Igwe to step aside in order to allow unbiased investigation of allegations against him.

The group made the demand in a request to the Minister of State for health, calling for Igwe’s suspension to allow full scale investigation into numerous allegations against him.

The CSOs said the investigation had been authorized by the Inspector-General of Police.

The Petition, forwarded to relevant authorities, including the police by the Coalition bothered on alleged gross misconducts and impunity.

Speaking to journalists, the leader, Coalition of Civil Society Groups, Onyebuchi Igboke insisted that “the presence of Dr. Monday Igwe in office as Medical Director of Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu will obstruct the police investigation.”

Igboke argued that as one under investigation, “Igwe cannot be a judge in his own case,” adding that “stepping aside will allow full scale investigation and review of all allegations without interference.”

He further alleged that the “Medical Directory has continued to victimise his perceived enemies, engage in gross violation of civil service rules, nepotism, bullying of some staff, insisting on keeping the wife, Mrs. Chinonye Igwe at the helm of affairs in the School of Post Basic Psychiatric Studies, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu by all means”.

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