Doctors can now go ahead and treat accident victims and victims of gunshot wounds, regardless of the availability of a Police report.
Similarly, good Nigerians also known as Samaritans, can also attend to persons with injuries, moving forward, without any fear of reprimand by the force.
The directive was given on Friday, August 21, by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase, through a statement by Police spokesperson, Emmanuel Ojukwu.
The statement said that members of the public and medical personnel have been enjoined “to attend to accident victims and persons with gunshot injuries and thereafter, inform the Police for necessary action.”
“This became imperative, following neglects and consequent untimely death of victims in this regard out of fear of being implicated without Police involvement.
The Police High Command also directed its Officers and men not to harass good Samaritans/Nigerians in this regard, but endeavour to elicit correct facts in relation to incident from them.”
“Doctors on duty are equally duty bound to treat victims of gunshot wounds and further inform Police of relevant facts. The safety of Nigerians is a collaborative effort of all and sundry.
Police therefore, enjoin citizens not to relent in their cooperative attitude in ensuring safety of all. While they are also to report any suspicious person or persons to the nearest Police Station.”