Lagos Governor takes over medical care of 13-year-old boy with missing intestine

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has taken over the medical care of a 13-year-old boy, Adebola Akin-Bright, whose small intestine allegedly went missing after treatment at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and a private hospital. 

Sanwo-Olu made the promise on Sunday, September 3, 2023, when he paid an unscheduled visit to Adebola and his mother, Mrs. Deborah Abiodun at the Pediatric Ward of LASUTH. 

The Governor pledged to pull all medical expertise from LASUTH and other resources to save the boy’s life. 

It would be recalled that the boy’s mother had in a video appealed to the Governor to probe the mysterious disappearance of her son’s intestine. Watch here

After listening to both the mother and the doctor who was in charge of Adebola’s case, Sanwo-Olu said what is paramount is the life of the boy and therefore he would take up the case. 

Responding, Adebola’s mother expressed her appreciation to Sanwo-Olu for the visit and for taking up the medical care of her son.