Punch Newspaper reports the tragic story of an epileptic woman who fell into boiling oil.


It happened 7 years ago while she, Afusat Jimoh, was helping an aunt to fry some pieces of meat when she suddenly had epileptic convulsion and fell into the sizzling oil. While battling with the
burns she sustained at the Burns Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, her 6-month-old child fell ill and died, followed by the death of her husband. Her mother also abandoned her and fled. She now resides at Ijeshatedo Street, Surulere, Lagos State.

The Lagos State Government, which promised to foot the bills for a face-lift surgery, was said to have defaulted on its pledge. The only person she has around her now is her uncle and her old father who visits once in a while. She was selling ready-made clothes, but people were afraid of patronizing her because of her looks.

Afusat now begs for alms in order to raise funds for her surgery. A document, purportedly issued by an Indian medical facility in Mumbai, Wockhardt Hospitals, dated July 2012, showed that the cost of the surgery was N3m, excluding her cost of travel…. ds kind of throwback picture is so so heart wrenching. D government shld pls help her……

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