A bakery worker simply identified as Timothy Ogunsola is presently between life and death after his stomach was pierced by a hot iron pipe while on duty.
Doctors at the University of Lagos Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, are currently battling to save the life of the 23-year-old.
Ogunsola was hit in an explosion that occurred at a bakery located in Mile 2, Lagos, on December 20, while he was on night shift. However, some of his colleagues have said that medical attention might be hitched due to failure to provide funds for a compulsory scan.
According to them, “They told us to deposit N70,000 in order to take him outside the LUTH hospital for initial test, but we are still looking for the money. We brought him here yesterday. “However, they are doing their best to save his life, but they don’t have the equipment for the CT scanning. They told us to get the money so that he could be taken to a private hospital for scanning,” one of them said amidst tears.
It was gathered that the victim, who hails from Ogbomosho in Osun State, has no relatives in Lagos. One of his colleagues said that he had been taking shelter in the bakery premises and had planned to travel home to spend the Christmas with his family. “I am one of his colleagues, though I was not around when the explosion occurred. I know that Timothy had been sleeping in the bakery and doing some work in the night.