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Actor reveals he almost committed suicide following son’s death


Comic actor, Mr Ibu lost his 2-year-old son five years ago.

According to him, it was due to the negligence of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
matter was actually between the Paediatric Department of the Lagos
University Teaching Hospital and me. It was in 2011. On January 18,
2011, my 2-year-old son fell ill. He was diagnosed with inflammation of
the liver.
The hospital suggested that he
should be scanned. At the same time, I was informed that I could take
my son out of the hospital to get the scan done elsewhere. But the same
people later declined, saying that everything had to be done in the
hospital because he was too weak to be taken outside.”
a while, I was told that there was no electricity in the hospital. When
I asked if there was no standby generator, they said there was no fuel
in it. I offered to pay for fuel only to be told that the man that
operated the generator was not around
“, he continued, adding, “When
I left the place and got back later, the man still had not returned.
Then I was advised to write an application and to submit to the admin
department. After writing the application, I found that there was nobody
to receive and treat it.

While I was
waiting, I was told that my son’s condition required blood transfusion. I
did everything possible to ensure that the boy was given treatment at
the hospital, but my efforts were in vain. Finally, the boy gave up the
“Later, one of the doctors came
to me and, without even sympathising with me, asked if I could release
my boy’s corpse to him so that they could cut it open and use it to
teach other medical students. In that moment, I felt like committing
murder for the first time in my life.
Mr Ibu and kids Mr Ibu and kids (Instagram)
Mr Ibu welcomed a son with his wife in February 2016 and has a daughter after losing his first son from his ex-wife years ago.

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