Gbenga Omotoso, the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, has stated that the state has begun an investigation into the ‘unprofessional conduct’ of hospital staff who filmed former Big Brother Naija housemate Rico Swavey.
Members of the public condemned a 30-second video clip depicting the late reality star’s final moments in a hospital in Lagos State.
Rico was placed on oxygen while unconscious on a chair in the clip recorded by one of the nurses attending to the now-deceased reality star.
The nurses could be seen arguing about the next step to take, with one warning her colleague not to film Rico Swavey.
“You people should stop making the video; somebody is dying, you people are making video,” the nurse said.
The video sparked outrage on social media, with people demanding an investigation. Some share similar experiences of negligence in Nigerian hospitals.
Reacting to the video in a statement on Thursday, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso said the state government had commenced an investigation on those who also appeared in the video.
“That hospital is not a government hospital; we have started an investigation into the unprofessional conducts of those who appeared in that video,” Omotoso said.
Rico died on Thursday, October 13 after a ghastly car accident.