Nollywood actor, Segun Arinze, has been accused of making malicious statements after he accused a Lagos hospital of refusing a man who was later confirmed dead treatment.

The accusation was made by Doren Specialist Hospital in Lagos after the man popularly known as Black Arrow posted the deceased’s picture on Facebook.

“I just witnessed one of the most unimaginable acts by any hospital,” the 52-year-old wrote.

“I was in a barbing salon having a shave opposite Doreen Hospital Thomas Estate Ajah and we heard crowd noise downstairs we stood to see what was wrong?”

Without stating whether he got his information from the hospital management or from a third party, the continued: “A man had an accident and was brought in unconscious. Doreen Hospital refused to open their door to help rescue the man in spite of all entreaties.

“Some of the nurses refused to help they were just watching the Man on the ground.

“So what happened to coronary law? Treat the Victim or patient first!! And ask questions or ask for payment later? What are hospitals turn to in Nigeria? Has life become valueless in our country?”

Segun’s post prompted harsh criticism of the hospital by fans who took the actor’s words as gospel truth.

Responding via the comment section of the post, Doren said the man was brought in dead and could not be accommodated because the hospital does not run a mortuary service.

The statement reads: “The attention of our organisation has been drawn to the malicious statements and images made regarding a man who was said to have been refused medical attention. The facts of the matter are:

“1 The said man was rushed to the hospital on 21st February 2018, by a group of people who gave a history that he was electrocuted.

“2 A doctor from the hospital promptly went to assess the man and certified him DEAD AT PRESENTATION.

“3 The group of people who brought him were informed that the patient was dead and were counselled to take the man to a morgue, since the hospital does not run mortuary services.

“4 The group of people who brought the dead man rather than take the corpse to the morgue resorted to creating a scene and disrupting the operation of the hospital.

“Please note that the hospital as a point of duty attends to all emergencies as they present, and does not put cost as a prerequisite for first aid treatment to be administered.”

A Facebook user, Favour Abosede Akpata, thereafter accused the actor of seeking cheap publicity.

“Segun Arinze instead of u to come down from that barbing saloon to help the victim u decide to snap and post on Facebook because u want more followers and people to like …what a cheap way to create notice me… (sic),” she wrote.