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Lagos hospital confirms successful surgical operation on VP Osinbajo

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By Oludare Mayowa

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who was hospitalised on Saturday on the account of leg injury is expected to be discharged from the hospital in a few days after a successful surgery, according to his doctors.

In a statement issued after the successful surgery on the vice president, the Medical Director, Duchess International Hospital, Ikeja, Adedoyin Dosunmu-Ogunbi said the surgery was as a result of “possibly related to a longstanding injury associated with a game of squash.”

The vice president spokesman Laolu Akande in a statement on Saturday said the surgery became necessary because of recurrent pain in the leg from an injury.

“VP Osinabjo is in the hospital today for a surgical procedure on account of a recurrent pain in the leg possibly sustained from an injury while playing squash. His doctors would give an update of the treatment later today,” Akande wrote on his Twitter account on Saturday.

However, in a follow-up statement on Saturday evening, the Medical Director, Duchess International Hospital, Ikeja confirmed that the Vice President was “admitted to the Duchess International Hospital GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, today on account of a fracture of his right femur (thigh bone), possibly related to a longstanding injury associated with a game of squash.”

Dosunmu-Ogunbi said the surgical operation on the vice president was performed by a team of six specialist doctors.

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He announced that the operation was successful and that Osinbajo would be out of the hospital within eh next few days.

Below is the full text of the statement from the hospital:

“SUCCESSFUL MEDICAL TREATMENT OF THE VICE PRESIDENT

“The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON, was admitted to the Duchess International Hospital GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, today on account of a fracture of his right femur (thigh bone), possibly related to a longstanding injury associated with a game of squash.

“He had a surgical operation performed by a team of specialist doctors, including Dr. Wallace Ogufere (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon); Dr. Om Lahoti (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon); Dr. Babajide Lawson (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon); Dr. Ken Adegoke (Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care); Dr. Oladimeji Agbabiaka (Consultant Anaesthetist); and Dr Adedoyin Dosunmu-Ogunbi (Consultant Physician & Medical Director).

“The operation was successful, and he is expected to be discharged within the next few days.

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