Baby Oyintari Micheal Joseph was unable to undergo surgery as the much anticipated joy of his families and sympathizers stalled at his return from India when the news made the round that surgeons said he is too young to undergo the surgery.
Recall that baby Oyintari, whose genital was chopped off by his step grandfather in Bayelsa State was flown to India on Wednesday August 2, for reconstructive surgery.
59-year-old Keke Ziworitin, cut off the penis of Oyintari, his stepdaughter’s son during a botched circumcision at Odenwari in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State in February. Oyintari who was 8months old at the time of the incident has been in the protective custody of Mrs Dickson and is now one year and two months old
Mrs. Ebiere Adeh, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs who led baby Oyintari and his mother, Nudora Joseph in the medical trip as mandated by the Bayelsa First Lady, Rachael Dickson through the Commissioner for Women Affairs told journalist, Isedirikonghen Ebi. Alhaji in her office that the specialists in the INDRAPASTHA APOLLO HOSPITAL, NEW DELHI, INDIA after physical examination of baby Oyintari, recommended that he must attain PUBERTY to be able to perform PENILE ENLARGEMENT surgery on him.
However, upon their return to Yenagoa, baby Oyintari developed some health concerns and was admitted in a government hospital but is currently discharged.
Meanwhile, the Women Affairs Ministry has asked baby Oyintari and his parents to go back to their home town, ONDEWARI COMMUNITY, a remote village in Southern Ijaw LGA, Bayelsa State, where the ugly incident happened since the surgery couldn’t be performed anytime soon.