Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has provided assurance to the parents and concerned individuals regarding the case of the 12-year-old boy, Adebola Akin-Bright, whose intestines were reported as missing at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) in Ikeja.
Governor Sanwo-Olu conveyed this assurance during his visit to the victim at LASUTH, Ikeja, with the boy’s parents present. He announced that the state government would assume responsibility for all expenses related to the necessary operation to save the boy’s life.
Earlier, LASUTH’s management had denied any involvement in the allegation of the 12-year-old boy’s missing intestines. The boy’s mother, Deborah Abiodun, had informed the public that her son’s small intestines went missing during his treatment at LASUTH.
She urgently requested Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her son’s small intestines, which she claimed occurred during a corrective surgery on July 14, 2023, at LASUTH.
According to her, her son had been referred to LASUTH from a private hospital, Obitoks Medical Centre, in the Alimosho local government area of Lagos State, on June 17, due to complications following a surgery for intestinal obstruction.
However, LASUTH’s management issued a statement affirming that they did not intentionally remove any organ or structure from Abiodun’s son during the corrective surgery. They emphasized the hospital’s advanced facilities and highly skilled medical consultants, stating that such medical errors were inconceivable.
The statement further clarified that the patient’s condition had required extensive optimization at LASUTH before the corrective surgery. During the procedure, certain unusual findings were discovered, with video evidence available for reference. The mother was reportedly informed of these findings, although she seemed to be in denial.
The hospital’s management assured that they had conducted a corrective surgery but did not deliberately remove any organ or structure. They expressed sympathy for the patient’s family and suggested that financial assistance would be appropriate.
However, they urged against using social media to blackmail the state government and confirmed their cooperation with the state agency investigating the case.
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