Doctor Abayomi Baiyewu, from Obitoks Hospital in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State, who performed two surgeries on the late Adebola Akin-Bright, has been revealed not to be a certified surgeon.
This revelation emerged from the House of Assembly ad hoc committee’s investigation into Adebola’s demise.
The committee’s chairman, Noheem Adams, officially disclosed Adebola’s passing during the plenary on Friday, September 22, and highlighted that Dr. Baiyewu had conducted the surgeries based on his medical doctor experience without proper surgical credentials.
Adebola died on Tuesday, Sept. 21, shortly after the House called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to further assist the patient in seeking treatment abroad.
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, disclosed that during the 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.