Taiwo Lawal, Nigerian Baby Boy Shot By Lagos Armed Robbers Dies After 7 Months Of Intensive Care

baby boy shot by armed robbers lagos diesRIP Taiwo Lawal

March 11, 2013 – Taiwo Lawal, A Nigerian Baby Boy Shot By Lagos Armed Robbers Dies After 7 Months Of Intensive Care

Taiwo Lawal, a 1-year-old baby boy who was shot on the head by some armed robbers in Lagos on the 9th of September 2012 has died.

According to Punch Metro, Taiwo Lawal was brutally shot on the head at his family house in Gbagada area of Lagos on Black Sunday, the day that many Lagosians experienced series of simultaneous armed robbery attack that led to the death of a police officer.

MTN Nigeria, donated N500,000 for the baby’s treatment at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba.

The story also drew public interest as concerned members of the public also donated undisclosed sums of money. Sadly, Taiwo gave up the ghost on March 7, 2013 at Ward E of the hospital. The deceased’s distraught father, Wasiu, said the death was more painful because of the amount of money the family had spent.

He said, “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. “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.” Wasiu said although doctors at the hospital initially assured him that Taiwo’s brain was not affected by the bullet, he was later told that the bullet had affected the baby’s brain.

Wasiu alleged that after sometime, the nurses at the hospital were no longer as caring as before and even advised him to take the baby home.
He said, “Initially we were told that Taiwo would require another surgery but later we were told that he was too young to have another surgery and that he should have the surgery in a few years’ time.

The hospital wanted to discharge him but I objected to it because he obviously was not alright. “In late January, his health deteriorated and he could not breathe on his own and was placed on Oxygen. At that point, the doctor advised that we flew him abroad for treatment as it was now beyond their capability.

However, last week he showed signs of improvement and was even eating. “We were already happy but unfortunately on Thursday afternoon, Taiwo passed on, leaving behind his twin, Kehinde and two other siblings.” (Punch Metro).

So sad may his soul rest in perfect peace.

14 thoughts on “Taiwo Lawal, Nigerian Baby Boy Shot By Lagos Armed Robbers Dies After 7 Months Of Intensive Care

  1. This is so painful to even read, I cant image the pain and sorrow this family is experiencing, human beings are very wicked. … may the good lord grant the family the fortitude to bear this loss, rest in the blossom of the lord almighty little angel!!!! Dispeakable act.

  2. Those armed robbers will never see peace in and after life. God will never forgive them for taking such an innocent soul and the souls of others. Please our hospitals should be fully equiped and manned by professionals.

  3. What a great loss haba armed robber , innocent soul ur judgement is in gods hand taiwos family accept my condolence.may his soul rest in peace

  4. It’s so sad that i can’t hold my tears.May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.Those armed robbers will not no peace in their life.

  5. this is bad, evil after 7 months of intensive care he jst av to go Rip Taiwo I pray God gives the family the heart to bear his loss.

  6. let us not cry for taiwo let us cry for our selves. taiwo is on the right hand side of god because he does not know what is called sin . so those arm-robbers that killed taiwo in fact their own has finished .if the know what is good for them they should come out openly and apologys and seek for god’s forgiveness.or else the will not survive to tell a story.

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