Gruesome Murder of Acting Chief Registrar Unsettles Health Ministry

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*Medical lab scientists task FG, police to unmask killers

Paul Obi in Abuja

The brutal murder of the Acting Chief Registrar of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), Mrs Olufunke Omotuyi, in the early hours of Wednesday appears to be unsettling officials of the Federal Ministry of Health in Abuja.

This might not be unconnected with the on-going squabbles and supremacy battle at the MLSCN, which even led to the termination of the appointment of the former Chief Registrar by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole.

Adewole was believed to have instructed Omotuyi to take over the leadership of the council in an acting capacity even before the end of the tenure of the former Chief Registrar. Further, an injunction was also said to have been issued by the National Industrial Court mandating the minister to ensure that the status quo was maintained.

Omotuyi’s gruesome killing was said to have occurred about 4.00am Wednesday, 8th June, 2016, a few hours to the commencement of the World Accreditation Day, an event she was billed to chair in Abuja.

Further details later