The father of four-year-old Omonigho Abraham, Mr. Odia, has said the Lagos State Government lied that he took his son out of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, against medical advice. He told Punch
They told me in LASUTH that they would do skin-grafting for my son and that they would wait for about eight months before they would do it.
“I was not comfortable with the idea because he was too young, but I decided to wait. It was while waiting that I learnt a surgery could be done in India that would not require parts of his flesh being cut.
“On Thursday, I informed them that my son would be flown out and that the Delta State Government had concluded plans with an NGO to take him to India.
“That was the first time they told me that Governor Fashola had approved that my son should be taken to Dubai.
“By Friday, when I took the letter of appreciation to them, they handed me the governor’s letter, and by then, the India travel documents and every other thing had been completed.
“If I was aware of the state’s plan, I wouldn’t have bothered myself with any India travel and would have preferred Lagos State to handle it.”