Synagogue: Discharged minor can’t find parents – Doctor


Parents of a child victim of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) collapsed building on admission at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, could not be located.

Dr Ibrahim Mustapha, a Consultant and Head, Surgical Emergency Department, LASUTH, said on Monday in Lagos that the minor was fit to be discharged.

“One of the victims, a child, is due to be discharged today, but we cannot find her parents.

“We intend to take her photograph to make the announcement and hopefully, she will be found by her parents,’’ Mustapha said.

He said that the other victim, a male, who sustained some bruises on the head and arm, was also fit to be discharged soon.

“The two victims of the collapsed building are responding well to treatment and will be discharged soon.

“Both sustained minor injuries including bruises, but we have been able to treat and dress their wounds,” he said.

When contacted, the middle-aged man, who refused to disclose his identity, said that he was grateful for surviving the collapsed building.

He said: “I was in the building when it suddenly collapsed.

“I am responding fine to treatment and I hope to be discharged soon.’’

The six-storey building belonging to TB Joshua-led SCOAN, Ikotun, Lagos, had on Sept. 12, collapsed with no fewer than 50 persons feared dead.

The building, under construction, was initially a two-storey building before the addition of four new floors.

Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, the South-West Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), had on Sept.14 put the death toll at the collapsed building at 40.

No fewer than 124 people were rescued alive from rubbles of the collapsed building believed to be a guest house for foreign worshippers at the church.