The Ogun State Government has shut down a maternity centre in Abeokuta, the state capital, for allegedly carrying out an illegal operation which resulted in the death of a 24-year-old man, Kehinde Sikiru.

The affected facility was identified as Glorious Ona Ara Clinic and Maternity Home in Itori Odo, Abeokuta South Local Government Area of the state.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Babatunde Ipaye, who disclosed this in a statement issued Thursday, said the closure increased the number of private health facilities sealed off in the state since January, last year, to 169.

Ipaye stated that the closure, which was carried out by ministry of health monitoring team, was achieved following a tip-off by concerned citizens.

“We have received so many calls, petitions and complaints from good people of the state on that particular hospital, performing illegal operations against the licence approved for the facility,” he said.

The commissioner said it was so sad that Kehinde Sikiru, a twin, died as a result of the illegal operation carried out on him.

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