The Lagos State House of Assembly has urged Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to quickly release funds for the overseas treatment of Adebola Akin-Bright, whose intestines got missing in during a surgery process.
The House said it was important for the state government to hasten with the overseas treatment of the patient whose health had been deteriorating.
The lawmakers also called for the immediate arrest of the doctor who performed the initial surgery that led to the missing small intestine while investigations continue.
The lawmakers’ resolutions followed a preliminary report by the Chairman of a five-man ad hoc committee, Mr Noheem Adams, who briefed the House at plenary on Tuesday.
BRANDPOWER reports that the Speaker, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, on Sept. 6, inaugurated the ad hoc committee to investigate the circumstances that led to the disappearance of the boy’s intestine.
Presenting the preliminary report, Adams said members of the ad-hoc committee visited the boy at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) this day.
Adams said that the full report would soon be presented, adding that some shocking discoveries were made in the course of its investigations.
“We made some shocking discoveries in the course of our investigation. The incident is very unusual, but we want the boy to survive and we know Mr Speaker is very interested in his survival too.
“We went to LASUTH today on the directives of the speaker, to find out the health status of the 12 years old boy, Master Adebola Akin-Bright.
“The hospital told us that Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had taken care of the bill for his treatment at LASUTH,” he said.
Adams, however, said hospital informed them that Akin-Bright needed to be transferred urgently to either the U.S. or UK for an intestine transplant.
The lawmaker added that communications were ongoing with hospitals in the two countries.
In his contribution, Mr Temitope Adewale, another member of the committee, said the patient’s health was deteriorating and that urgent steps needed to be taken.
“He is now given GMO nutrient and there is the urgent need to take him abroad.
“Mr speaker, you have given this boy the opportunity to survive by setting up the committee,” he said.