A 15-year-old boy (name withheld) in Mokwa, Niger State, has suffered a fractured jaw after a teenager simply identified as Daddy “bullied” him.
The victim who had toured three different hospitals, now needs about N120,000 for surgery, according to his brother, Umar Yunusa.
Yunusa told WikkiTimes that the incident happened on September 9, 2022, on the outskirts of the town where “they were all sitting out.”
“My brother explained that Daddy was calling him names and he told him to stop,” said Yunusa. “Later, the boy started hitting him on his chest and eventually hit his jaw.”
Yunusa explained that his brother was first taken to Mokwa General Hospital from where he was referred to the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Bida.
“At first, he was taken to Ya Kudu, a native attendant who advised that he should be taken to the hospital,” Yunusa added.
FROM FMC, BIDA TO ABUJA
“There was no dentist at the Mokwa General Hospital, so we were advised to go to the FMC in Bida,” Yunusa told WikkiTimes. “When we got to Bida, we could not find any doctor, but the security guard in the facility called a doctor in the dental department who we later met in his house.”
The doctor they were referred to would later call another doctor, Adeyemo “who helped us to push his tongue inside and prescribed pain relief drugs for him. He also advised us to take an X-ray to determine the actual problem.”
The result of the X-ray, according to Yunusa showed that his brother sustained a “Mandibular fracture.”
According to Yunusa, the doctor later referred them to Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada.
“When we got to the hospital, we were told that the surgery will cost us about N120,0000. But the doctor advised us to return by Monday and possibly surgery would be done by Wednesday,” Yunusa said. “But an auxiliary nurse in the hospital said using a metal plate for a broken bone costs no less than N200,0000.”
‘NO HELP FROM THE BOY’S FAMILY
Yunusa further explained that Daddy’s family seems to be less worried about the incident. “We have not heard from the boy’s family,” he lamented. “They only visited us once and nothing more since that time. Although, I heard that the boy’s father was pleading with elders in the community to intervene.”
When contacted, Ndasebe Aliyu, the boy’s father told WikkiTimes he was touched by what happened. “I am pleading with the victim’s family to give us at least two days to see what we can do,” he said, adding he had sent someone to meet with the family.