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Lagos Assembly Investigates Alleged Missing Intestine of 12-Year-Old Boy



On Monday, the Lagos State House of Assembly took a significant step by forming a special committee to delve into the unsettling case of a 12-year-old boy named Adebola Akin-Bright. This young boy’s small intestine was reportedly lost during his medical treatment.

The Speaker of the Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, convened the committee’s inauguration session during the plenary session at Alausa, Ikeja.

Adebola Akin-Bright’s mother, Abiodun Deborah, had voiced her distress on Friday, shedding light on the perplexing situation involving her child’s small intestine, which apparently went missing while he was undergoing treatment at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

Speaker Obasa has entrusted this committee with the vital task of thoroughly investigating this matter and presenting their findings to the House within the next two weeks.

The committee, led by the Majority Leader of the House, Noheem Adams, comprises members such as Mr. Temitope Adewale, Mr. Steve Ogundipe, Mr. Surajudeen Tijani, and Mr. Lawal Musibau, who will collectively examine the circumstances surrounding this alarming incident.

The speaker also commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for visiting the boy.

The governor had during the visit promised to undertake the teenager’s medical expenses.

Obasa said: “It shows the governor is caring for him to have visited mother and child at the hospital and the promise he made which gives hope. It is commendable.

“However, it is important to have a system in place to ensure a structure that curtails any challenge that affects institutions in the state. Therefore, it is necessary that we get to the root of the problem.”

In his remark, the House Deputy Whip, Mr. David Setonji, thanked the speaker for calling the attention of the lawmakers to the issue.

“We need to look more into the health sector of the state,” he added.