A three-year-old girl identified simply as Ada, suffering from brain tumour has died after her mother absconded with N3 million donated for her surgery.
Nuhu Fulani Kwajafa, founder of Global Initiative for Peace Love and Care (GIPLC), a Non-governmental Organisation (NGO), shared the development on Facebook.
However, he did not disclose the hospital where the surgery was supposed to take place or the state the incident took place.
Kwajafa, who disclosed that the incident occurred last month, said an unnamed donor had insisted on paying the sum into the bank account of the patient’s mother, stating that he was not comfortable with NGOs.
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The GIPLC founder noted that they had wanted to pay the money directly to the hospital where Ada was scheduled to have the surgery, but they abandoned the idea because most of the medical materials needed for the procedure were to be purchased outside the hospital.
He said the woman disappeared with the money as soon as her account was credited, causing the death of the toddler.
He wrote: “Last month we had a case of a 3yr old girl with a brain tumor who needed N3m for surgery. A donor insisted on paying the money to the account of the mother, stating that he’s not comfortable with NGOs.
“We initially wanted him to pay directly to the hospital, but that was not possible because 80% of medical materials needed for the surgery has to be bought outside the hospital. Eventually the donor credited the mother’s account, and the mother absconded with the N3m. Sadly, the child died this morning. Rest In Peace Ada.”