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Lagos Assembly queries doctor’s qualification

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The Chairman of the Lagos Assembly ad hoc committee mandated to investigate the circumstances that led to the ‘disappearance’ of Adebola Akin-Bright’s small intestine, Noheem Adams, has told his colleagues that Dr Abayomi Bayewu, the doctor who had performed surgeries on the boy, was not a qualified surgeon.

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

On Thursday, the Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, during plenary directed the Clerk, Olalekan Onafeko, to write to the state police command for Bayewu’s arrest.

According to a statement signed by the Media Assistant to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Eromosele Ebhomele, on Friday, Adams said Baiyewu told the committee that he did not carry out any medical examination on the boy before the first surgery which he did himself.

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

After Noheem’s submission, the House commiserated with the bereaved family with the Deputy Speaker, Mojisola Meranda, calling for the sealing of the hospital.