Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, AMLSCN, has urged the police and allied enforcement agencies to fish out those behind the gruesome killing of its acting Registrar, Mrs Olufunke Folashade Omotuyi.
Its National President, Alhaji Toyosi Raheem, at a press briefing, said members of the association were shocked at the news of Omotuyi’s murder which occurred at her Apo residence, Abuja, at 4am on Wednesday, June 8.
‘’We appeal to the Nigeria Police Force and other law enforcement agents to demonstrate that this killing would not be handled with kid gloves like previous ones. We expect a tangible outcome of the investigations that will unravel those responsible for this gruesome murder. This killing must not be allowed to be swept under the carpet.’’
Omotuyi was appointed acting Registrar, Medical Laboratory Scientists Council of Nigeria, MLSCN, after the removal of the former Registrar, Professor Anthony Emeribe, by the Ministry of Health.
The association appealed to government and the ministry of health to fast track actions on reconstituting the Governing Board of the council to enable it resolve issues surrounding the appointment of a substantive registrar.
In an emotion laden voice, Raheem said the late Omotuyi was a very humble, innocent and peaceful mother and an astute medical laboratory scientist who could hardly harm a fly.
AMLSCN declared a five-day mourning period from Monday, June 13 to Friday, June 17 for the deceased during which all members are expected to wear a black arm band on their laboratory coats, open a condolence register at all chapters, branches and national secretariats.
The association said this type of killing would attract negative publicity to Nigeria and scare away investors and professionals in the Diaspora from coming back home to contribute their quota to the development of the country, adding that those involved must be thoroughly investigated, arrested and brought to book to serve as a deterrent to others.


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