A year-old baby dies after seven months of gunshot in Lagos

Taiwo Lawal, the one-year-old baby, who was shot by armed robbers in Lagos, has died seven months after the incident.

The twin, receieved a bullet, after unknown men robbed his parents’ home in Gbagada, during a series of robbery attacks in September. After his parents cried out for help, telecoms giants, MTN Nigeria, donated N500,000 for his treatement at the Lagos Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba.

Taiwo’s father, Wasiu, said that what made his death very painful, was the amount of money spent on his medical bills.

“We spent all that we had but unfortunately my son did not survive. After MTN donated N500,000 and few concerned members of the public gave us money, more expenses kept coming up. The money was not enough as we had to keep spending on drugs and other things,” he said.

“After the MTN donation, Taiwo was operated on and he showed signs of improvement at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. A couple of weeks later, after the bullet had been extracted, he was transferred to the main ward but in late December, his health started to deteriorate, he lost weight and we had to take turns to watch over him.”

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