Lagos State House of Assembly in session. | Photo: Office of the Speaker
‘The Speaker asked the committee to review the extant law so as to know if it should be amended just as he said that private hospitals could be made to always report their activities to the government at all times’
By Valentine Amanze
The chairman of the Lagos Assembly ad-hoc committee with the mandate to investigate the disappearance of Adebola Akin-Bright’s small intestine, Hon. Noheem Adams, has told his colleagues that the doctor who performed surgery twice on the boy is not a qualified surgeon.
This is as the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, during plenary on Thursday, directed the Clerk, Barr. 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 him seek treatment abroad.
While thanking Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his effort at the period the boy was being treated at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Speaker 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.
The Speaker further asked the committee to review the extant law so as to know if it should be amended just as he said that private hospitals could be made to always report their activities to the government at all times.