Popular dancer, actress, and Choreographer, Kemi Omotoyinbo is dead. Omotoyinbo who danced for several popular musicians including Pasuma, Shina Peters, and KWAM 1, died when she was given birth in a private hospital in Lagos in October 1, exactly 20 days after her wedding to husband Godwin Eloanyi.
According to her friends, Omotoyinbo was in and out of labour for some days in a private hospital and when she couldn’t give birth the natural way, the doctors said she would have to do a C&S. The doctors said the operation will cost N450,000 and demanded a deposit of N300,000 before they will commence operation.
Kemi’s friends added that, the husband couldn’t raise the money immediately but begged the hospital to carry on with the operation that he would pay the next day which is October 1st but the hospital insisted on the deposit and refused to carry out the operation. Sadly, she passed away last night.
“Kemi wouldn’t have died if the doctors did pay attention to her. She was in labour for several days and was asked to pay certain amount of money before she could be operated upon. The truth is that Kemi was in labour for over one week. She tried in vain to give birth the normal way but the baby just didn’t come.
Eventually the doctor told her she would have to go through C&S. It was termed emergency C&S. The hospital told her husband that they would have to pay a sum of 450,000 for her to be operated upon. He also said that before anything could be done they would have to make a deposit of 300,000. The husband made several efforts to raise 300,000 but deposited all he had. He begged the doctors to please go ahead with the operation and would pay before the next day. That was on October 1st , the night she died.”
“Kemi’s husband said he would pay the money the next day but the doctor refused and stated categorically that he would not move an inch else he pays 300,000. It was at that point Kemi decided to forward messages to people she knows so she could get help. She got responses that money would be made available to her the next day. On hearing that the husband went to beg the doctors again, still they refused. No bank was opened and nothing could be done until Thursday October 2nd but unfortunately she gave up the ghost that night. My point is, the doctors knew she had to go through emergency C&S. they could have saved her life and get the money later. Nigeria is a very bad country I must confess.” one of her friends said