Adebola Akin-Bright, the 12-year-old boy with missing intestine at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, is dead.
According a source close to the family, Adebola died at LASUTH on Tuesday night after spending over one month in the hospital. He was said to have developed complications yesterday evening and was rushed to the intensive care unit of the hospital where he was thereafter pronounced dead.
The Lagos State House of Assembly had earlier on Tuesday called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to direct the Ministry of Health to release funds for the overseas treatment of boy.
Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, while presiding over the day’s plenary, moved that the boy needed urgent treatment abroad. Obasa and the House also called for the immediate arrest of the doctor of the private hospital, Obitoks Medical Centre in the Alimosho area of the state, who performed the initial surgery that led to the missing small intestine while investigations continue.
Obasa’s position followed a preliminary report by the Majority Leader, Noheem Adams, who briefed the House on the findings of a five-man ad-hoc committee.
created to investigate the circumstances that led to the disappearance of the boy’s intestine.
Giving the preliminary report, Adams said members of the ad-hoc committee visited the boy at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) on Tuesday.