Published On: Fri, Oct 4th, 2013

LASUTH Doctors Battling Hard to Save Feyi Agagu

Feyi Agagu being moved from Emergency ward to another ward in LASUTH, this morning

LAGOS OCTOBER 4TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Doctors at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, are battling to save the life of Feyi Agagu, the son of the late governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Agagu, who was involved in a plane crash on Thursday morning as he and others were taking his father’s corpse for burial.
P.M.NEWS undercover reporter observed as Feyi was earlier today being moved from the surgical emergency ward in LASUTH to the more comfortable Bola Ahmed Tinubu ward where he would have a better chance of survival.

Feyi Agagu being moved from Emergency ward to another ward in LASUTH, this morning. Photo: Simon Ateba
Feyi Agagu being moved from Emergency ward to another ward in LASUTH, this morning. Photo: Simon Ateba
Doctors who spoke with our correspondent on condition of anonymity all confirmed that Agagu’s son would receive better medical attention at the new ward which boasts of more medical personnel and state-of-the-art equipment.
“There are more staff there, more modern equipment and they will be able to monitor him every minute. He has a better chance of survival there,” a doctor said pleading not to be quoted because she is not authorised to speak with reporters.
Our undercover reporter observed that Feyi was not unconscious and could recognise family members and friends who were in the hospital today.
But he was weak, did not speak and seemed to be under pains. He tried painfully to make a sign to his relatives but his hand came down almost immediately.
Feyi was among the lucky seven survivors who are receiving treatment in three hospitals in Lagos.
Five of those who are receiving treatment are in LASUTH while one is at the Airforce medical centre and the other is in Gbagada General Hospital, said Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, who visited the survivors on Friday morning.
Idris said he was satisfied with the level of attention the patients were receiving.
He said one of the survivors had a surgery on Thursday night and three were doing well and one is in critical condition.
He did not say whether it was Agagu’s son or another survivor he was referring to.
Our correspondent observed that family members, friends and sympathisers stormed the hospital but were not allowed to see the survivors.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, said at a press conference in Lagos, southwestern Nigeria, that the crashed plane had a subsisting Air Operators Certificate, AOC, and had a current Certificate of Airworthiness, known as (C of A) which was supposed to expire on 22 October, 2013.
Adamu Ahmed Abdullahi, the Director of Consumer of Protection at NCAA, who represented the Director General of the agency, Fola Akinkuotu, said Associated Aviation Limited last operated their aircraft on 30 August before it crashed yesterday, killing 13 people.
He said the airline only conducts chartered operations.
Abdullahi said the Brazilian made Embraer 120 aircraft marked 5N-BJY could carry up to 30 passengers and was registered in Nigeria on 22 May 2007.
He declined to take questions from journalists, claiming that NCAA is also under investigation by the Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB.
At the time of this report, AIB was yet to speak with journalists about the investigation it is conducting.
Passengers, Crew On Crashed Plane
Feyi Agagu (Survivor)
Femi Akinsanya (Survivor)
Akintunde Joseph (Survivor)
Akeem Akintunde (Survivor)
Tunji Okusanya Snr.
Chijioke Duru
Kingsley Amaechi
Deji Afolabi
Mrs. A.O. Alabi
Daji Bernard
Deji Falae
Samson Hassan
Olatunji Okusanya Jnr.
Captain Yakubu
Flight Officer Oyinlola
Engineer Soroh Ebiya
Flight Dispatcher Ibrahim
Mr. Felix Latoya
Queeneth Owolabi (Survivor)
Cabin attendant Samson
—Simon Ateba

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