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Missing intestine: Doctor who operated on boy not a surgeon – Lagos Assembly



Dr. Abayomi Baiyewu, the doctor who performed surgery twice on late Adebola Akin-Bright, has been revealed not to be a qualified surgeon.

This was revealed by Noheem Adams, the chairman of the Lagos Assembly ad-hoc committee with the mandate to investigate the circumstances that led to the disappearance of Adebola Akin-Bright’s small intestine.

This is also as the Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, during plenary on Thursday, directed the Clerk, Olalekan Onafeko, to write to the State Police Command for the arrest of Dr. Abayomi Baiyewu of Obitoks Hospital in the Alimosho area of Lagos.

Adebola died on Tuesday shortly after the House called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to further assist the patient in seeking treatment abroad.

While thanking Governor Sanwo-Olu for his effort at the period the boy was being treated at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Obasa directed that a letter conveying the condolence message of the House be sent to the family.

Obasa further asked the committee to look into other grey areas including inviting officials of the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, HEFAMAA, which has the law-backed responsibility to monitor private hospitals operating in the state.

He further asked the committee to review the extant law so as to know if it should be amended just as he said private hospitals can be made to always report their activities to the government at all times.

He said when the committee visited him on Tuesday, he still spoke with the lawmakers.

Adams, however, said during investigation, the committee learnt from Dr. Baiyewu that he is not a surgeon but only relied on his experience as a medical doctor.

He also said Baiyewu, whose testimonies were recorded, told the committee that he did not carry out any medical examination on the boy before the first surgery which he did himself adding that he only relied on the report from a hospital the patient was first taken to.

Noheem said after Baiyewu did the first surgery, the boy continued to complain about stomach pain and was taken back to Obitoks Hospital where Baiyewu carried out another round of surgery by himself.

Following more complications, Noheem said the boy was taken to LASUTH where it was confirmed that part of his intestine was missing.

The lawmaker said as a doctor, Baiyewu should have taken the excised part of the boy’s body to a pathological department for test, but that “Dr. Baiyewu told the committee that the body parts were mistakenly discarded,” and that the doctor had planned to do a third surgery before the boy was taken to LASUTH.

The House commiserated with the bereaved family with Deputy Speaker Mojisola Meranda calling for the sealing of the hospital.

Another member of the committee, Lawal Aina, told his colleagues it was a pitiable sight when the committee visited Adebola at the hospital.

He added that upon interrogation, it was discovered that Dr. Baiyewu proved not to have been a certified surgeon.

Some of the lawmakers who spoke on the issue, suggested that a formal complaint be made against Dr. Baiyewu to the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria for action while others urged stricter monitoring of medical doctors and hospitals.

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Nollywood Mourns: Stella Ikwuegbu Passes Away



Veteran Actress Stella Ikwuegbu
– Veteran Nollywood actress Stella Ikwuegbu passes away
– She died after a prolonged battle with leg cancer
– Fans and colleagues mourn her demise

The Nigerian film industry is in mourning as veteran actress Stella Ikwuegbu succumbed to leg cancer on Sunday night.

According to movie producer Stanley Ontop, Ikwuegbu had been battling the disease for a long time before her eventual demise.

Ontop took to his Instagram page to announce the sad news, paying tribute to the late actress.

As the news of her passing spread, fans and colleagues alike took to social media to express their condolences and celebrate her life.

“Ikwuegbu was a talented and dedicated actress who will be deeply missed,” said Ontop.


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Father’s Day 2024: 5 Touching Wishes To Make Him Feel Loved



Father’s Day is a special day to recognize and appreciate the men who have made a profound impact on our lives.

Observed every year on the third Sunday of June, this occasion offers a chance to shower our dads, mentors, and father figures with love, appreciation, and gratitude.

As we count down to this year’s celebration, we’ve compiled a list of sincere messages to help you express your heartfelt feelings to the special men in your life.

Let your dad know just how much you value and cherish him with these thoughtful wishes.


             A Hero in Our Eyes

“Dad, you’re not only our father but also our hero. Your guidance, support, and love mean everything to us. Happy Father’s Day!”

            Dad, Our Rock

“Dad, you’re the rock that holds our family together. Your strength, wisdom, and unwavering support mean the world to us. Thank you for being an amazing father!”

        Celebrating an Amazing Dad

“On Father’s Day and every day, we celebrate you, Dad! Your kindness, patience, and love inspire us to be better people. We’re so grateful to have you in our lives.”

       Dad, Our Shining Star

“You light up our lives with your presence, Dad. Your love, encouragement, and guidance help us shine brighter, Happy Father’s Day to our shining star!”

        A Lifetime of Love

“Dad, you’ve given us a lifetime of love, memories, and cherished moments. We’re grateful for your unwavering support and unconditional love, Happy Father’s Day, Dad!”

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