Adeyinka Afolabi, a vice-principal at Ijaye Ojokoro Junior Secondary School II, has disappeared from his sickbed at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
According to Punch News, Afolabi, who is only 58 years old, "was admitted to LUTH on August 14, 2013, to treat an injury on his head."
Before landing at LUTH, it was gathered that the missing person had visited various hospitals in a bid to treat his condition.
His brother, Peter Afolabi, who spoke to newsmen, reportedly brought him to the hospital.
Peter said, “My mother died in 2010, and we advised dad to remarry as he was always thinking and felt lonely. On that day (August 10, 2013), he went out to see a friend in the neighbourhood and when he came back in the evening, he was bleeding in the head.
“He said he slipped and injured his skull along the road. I did not think it was something serious but in the morning, it became worse and he was admitted to a private hospital.
“His condition was not improving as he sometimes spoke irrationally. That was how he was referred to LASUTH, Ikeja. The management at LASUTH said he might need a brain surgery and referred us to LUTH on August 14, 2013.
“He was at Ward E6 in LUTH from August 14. He was already recuperating. I came around 9am on August 16 to give him his clothes, but the security said it was not the visiting hour. I still saw him on the sickbed.
“Around 5.30pm when it was time for visitation, I came back to see him and that was when I could not find him on the sickbed. Immediately, I called the attention of the nurses to the development. I called the helplines posted on the wall to raise the alarm.
"One of the nurses and I searched the premises together from 6pm to 10pm without any result.”
SP Dolapo Badmos, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command was not able to confirm the incident.
She however told newsmen that she will conduct an investigation into the matter