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MURIC criticizes LASG over mosque collapse and victim's treatment

Muslim Rights Concern has expressed concern over the scenario of a 13-year-old, Naeemat Lasisi, whose legs have been amputated following the collapse of the Al-Mutmahinat Mosque in Mushin, Lagos.

The organisation referred to as on the Lagos State Authorities to take accountability for the incident, which occurred on Might 28, 2024.

In an announcement on Monday, July 8, 2024, the Govt Director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, revealed {that a} caterpillar belonging to the Lagos State Authorities by chance knocked over the primary pillar of the mosque throughout prayers, ensuing within the demise of two individuals and accidents to fifteen others together with Naeemat.

“The Al-Mutmahinat Mosque situated on Yusuf Road, Papa Ajao, Mushin, collapsed violently on Might 28, 2024 when a Lagos State Authorities caterpillar by chance pulled down the primary pillar whereas folks have been praying inside. Two folks have been killed within the accident whereas 15 others sustained various levels of accidents.

Among the many injured was 13-year-old Naeemat Lasisi, whose two legs have been amputated,” the assertion mentioned.

The assertion criticised the silence of the Lagos State Authorities on the incident regardless of continued calls by MURIC for accountability.

It additionally condemned the actions of the Basic Hospital in Ikeja, the place the sufferer is being handled, accusing the hospital of obstructing MURIC's efforts to attract consideration to the case.

“It is going to be recalled that MURIC has referred to as on the state authorities to take full accountability. Nevertheless, LASG has to this point mentioned nothing on the matter. In the meantime, the Basic Hospital, Ikeja, the place the sufferer is receiving remedy, has objected to the agitation by MURIC.

“An try by the hospital to interview the sufferer and her two dad and mom on Friday, July 5, 2024 led to the intimidation of Mr. Abdul Fatah Abiodun Lawal, the Media Assistant to the Govt Director of MURIC, inside the hospital premises. His cellphone and identification card have been confiscated whereas he was detained for over two hours by the hospital authorities.

“The dad and mom stood by the MURIC official and insisted that he be launched since they have been those who invited him to cowl the interview. The hospital authorities deleted the video clip of the interview recorded by Mr. Lawal earlier than releasing his cellphone and ID card.

“Nurses on the ward instantly instructed the affected person’s traumatized mom that she needed to take her daughter out of the hospital as a result of she had been ‘discharged’. This menace was repeated this morning. That is the results of the mum or dad’s refusal to help the manipulation of a so-called press interview.

“MURIC condemns this stick-and-carrot remedy of a lady whose legs have simply been amputated. That is an expulsion, not a dismissal. The least we are able to name it’s ‘untimely dismissal’,” the assertion added.

The organisation in the meantime referred to as on the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Commissioner for Well being and different related authorities to intervene and make sure the sufferer receives sufficient medical care and help.

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