Two carers are accused of preventing an elderly patient from getting help.

Bisola Akindein, 34, and Diana Otobohu, 39, allegedly neglected a woman at Glasgow’s Eastbank Care Home in October 2022.

Court papers state that they wrapped the cord of the nurse call alarm around the alarm box which put it out of the patients reach.

It is alleged that they moved her bed away from the wall which prevented her from reaching the nurse call alarm.

Akindein, of Paisley is stated to have repeatedly ignored the patients requests for assistance and left her alone while she was naked.

Otobohu, of Glasgow’s Springboig, meantime is claimed to have climbed on to furniture and ignore or refuse the patients shouts for help and requests for assistance to use a commode.

Otobohu is further stated to have climbed onto bed and over the patients and removed the entire nurse call system from the wall.

Both carers are claimed to have put the patients at risk of injury and prevented her from summoning assistance.

The charges are also aggravated by prejudice related to disability.

The pair face a further charge of assaulting the patient at the care home on 5th October, 2022.

They are stated to have repeatedly seized hold of and pulled her arms.

Otobohu also allegedly seized hold of her legs and pulled her from her bed which caused her to fall.

The duo are lastly claimed to have behaved in a threatening or abusive manner towards the patient.

The charge says they shouted, acted in an aggressive manner, gestured aggressively, laughed and danced while the patient was distressed and required assistance.

Akindein and Otobohu pled not guilty to the charges today at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

A trial has been set for February next year by Sheriff Owen Mullan.

By Connor Gordon

Renfrewshire News Court Reporter

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