Boy whose intestines were ‘harvested’ during surgery dies

Adebola Akin-Bright, whose intestines went missing in the process of surgery, has been confirmed dead.

The young boy died on Tuesday evening.

A source close to the family said Akin-Bright developed complications and was rushed to the intensive care unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) where he was thereafter pronounced dead.

Politics Nigeria reports that the Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to direct the Ministry of Health to release funds for the overseas treatment of Master Akin-Bright.

Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, while presiding over the day’s plenary, moved that Master Akin-Bright needed urgent treatment abroad.

Obasa and the House also called for the immediate arrest of the doctor of the private hospital, Obitoks Medical Centre in the Alimosho area of the state, who performed the initial surgery that led to the missing small intestine while investigations continue.

The Speaker’s position followed a preliminary report by the Majority Leader, Hon. Noheem Adams, who briefed the House on the findings of a five-man ad-hoc committee created to investigate the circumstances that led to the disappearance of the boy’s intestine.

Giving the preliminary report, Adams said members of the ad-hoc committee visited the boy at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) on Tuesday.

Adams, who chaired the committee, said that the full report would soon be presented, adding that some shocking discoveries were made in the course of its investigations.