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Helpless mum cries for help over medical bills of son crushed by BRT in Ikeja

Funke Oladipo,the mother of the young chap who was crushed by a Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) vehicle, has cried out as she cannot afford to foot the medical bills owing to N400,000 naira.

According to reports, Ibrahim Abdullahi was crushed on Friday, March 16, 2018, while going to visit his aunt who lives in Mende area of Maryland,Lagos State.

According to a reliable source, the manager of the Lagos BRT vehicles only yielded a meagre sum of N100,000, as against the expected amount to reinstate the health of the victim.

The victim had alighted from a BRT bus, when another oncoming BRT bus hit him. He was taken to the Eko Hospital from where he was referred to LASUTH.

The mother said;

“The BRT management gave us N100,000 when the incident happened. One of their officials, Mr. Yomi, came here (LASUTH) about two weeks ago and we gave him a medical bill totalling N400,000.

“He promised to get back to me soon. I have been calling him, but he did not pick my calls and nobody from the BRT management has visited since then.

“I called him again today (Monday); he did not pick my calls. It was my sister’s call he later picked and he only promised her that he would come.

“A doctor has told us from day one in the presence of Mr. Yomi that the grafting would cost about N180,000.

“We have to pay before Wednesday if we want it to be done on Friday. We are worried that the management is not showing up and I have no means of paying the bills,”

Meanwhile, the representative from the company said;

“We first gave them N100,000 upfront. We have collected bills which we have given to our insurer; we are pushing the bills. We are cashless in the office.

“I had to rally round before we could raise the N100,000 we gave them.

“We have not abandoned the boy; he could be my son. I assure the family that we are going to pay the bills. When we take the money to them, we will collect another bill.

“This week, we will follow up and see what we can get from the insurer.

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