Tragic news has emerged as Adebola Akin-Bright, the young boy whose intestines went missing during a surgery, has sadly passed away.
Sources close to the family of the deceased have confirmed that Adebola Akin-Bright succumbed to complications arising from his previous surgery.
In a desperate attempt to save his life, he was urgently transported to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, where, regrettably, he was declared dead.
Earlier in the day, the Lagos State House of Assembly had issued a plea to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, urging him to direct the Ministry of Health to release funds for the boy’s overseas medical treatment. This development highlighted the critical nature of Adebola’s condition and efforts to secure the best possible care.
The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has called for the immediate arrest of the doctor responsible for the initial surgery at Obitoks Medical Centre, located in the Alimoso local government area of the state. This surgery ultimately resulted in the boy’s missing small intestine. This call for the doctor’s arrest comes as investigations into the case continue.
It’s worth noting that a five-member ad-hoc committee had been established to probe the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the boy’s intestine.
The Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Noheem Adams, provided an initial report from the panel, indicating that a comprehensive report would be presented shortly. He also mentioned that some startling revelations had surfaced during the course of the 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 on the directives of the Speaker, Rt. Hon Mudashiru Obasa, to find out the health status of Adebola Akin-Bright. The hospital told us that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had taken care of the bill for his treatment at LASUTH.
“Adams, however, said they were told by the hospital that Akin-Bright needed to be transferred urgently to either the United States of America or United Kingdom for an intestine transplant and that communications were ongoing with hospitals in the two countries,” he had stated.