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|Bring Anthonia Bisola Abayomi-ojo To Book For Physical Abuse On A Child!!! by Nobody: 4:42pm On May 31, 2017|
This post below was published on Bellanaija.com today, May 31 2017 by Bukola Ayinde, the mother of a beautiful daughter with cerebral palsy and founder of P4:13 Foundation. She hired a certified physiotherapist, Anthonia Bisola Abayomi-Ojo to help out with helping her daughter. Instead, she attempted to damage her. What I want to advocate for is justice for this innocent young girl and adequate punishment for Anthonia Bisola Abayomi-Ojo who was treated with a lenient albeit unjust hand by the incompetent Medical Rehabilitation Therapists Board at Yaba, Lagos. She is currently in the USA for a second masters degree program. She cannot keep doing this to children. She has been described as "rude" and "ruthless" by clients alike. Justice must be served. She is also a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow and should have that stripped from her because she is not whom she claims to me. She is heartless and should be disallowed from offering any so called therapist care to any individual, worse, to a child. I was not able to embed the CCTV footage proving the abuse on this platform but you can watch it on Bellaniaja ( https://www.bellanaija.com/2017/05/my-daughter-with-cerebral-palsy-was-battered-by-the-therapist-i-trusted/ ) or on Youtube (
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e9Bj4unhEU ). She is a menace to the society and should be dealt with by the law enough is enough! We have kept quiet about violence in Nigeria for far too long. We cry for justice now, now, now!!! Attached to my post is a picture of the abuser. Please read the victim's mother's story as posted on Bellanaija:
I’m Bukola Ayinde, Founder of P4:13 Foundation and author of Diary of a Special Needs Mum.
Getting a diagnosis which says your child has Cerebral Palsy is a parent’s worst nightmare. I had my period of living in denial; wishing the problem would go away, like it was all a dream, but the reality stared me in the face.
My husband and I decided to face the challenge before us squarely.
We engaged different specialist; Neurologist, Paediatrician, Physiotherapist, Speech therapist, Occupational therapist, Special Needs Care Givers. At one point we were scouting for a very good physiotherapist.
A parent of a special needs child recommended a young lady to me. I mentioned her name to one of my daughter’s therapist who confirmed that the lady was very good at her job. However, she also confirmed that the lady could be arrogant. I spoke with another therapist on the field who also confirmed that the recommended Physiotherapist was good at what she does but she could be rude.
Well, at that point of my life, I didn’t mind if she was going to be rude to me or arrogant as far as she was as good as everyone had said, I was fine with that. All I wanted was to see was my child’s improvement, I could take any sh*t in between.
She came on board as my daughter’s physiotherapist. She was very professional and dedicated, but she didn’t come cheap. She didn’t come cheap at all.
My daughter attended a mainstream school that allowed her to use the sickbay as her pullout room for her physiotherapy session.
In June 2016, my daughter’s school proprietress requested that my husband and I should make out time to see her. When we eventually did a week later, she told us that the physiotherapist had manhandled our daughter and she was going to show us a CCTV recording to prove it.
At the back of my mind I felt the woman was exaggerating because therapy could be demanding at times. My child may cry, if she didn’t like the exercise or if the exercise was tasking.
However, when I watched the video, I was shocked beyond words that someone I trusted with my daughter could treat her worse than an animal. I believe that even an animal shouldn’t be treated that way.
I mean, she came highly recommended; she is a Masters degree holder. She is not an illiterate.
Apparently she didn’t remember that there was a CCTV in the room or she felt nobody would be checking the TV at that particular time.
It was heartbreaking to see my daughter treated by a health worker in such a barbaric act.
I watched my daughter as she fell down several times hitting her head on the tiles. There were times she hit her head on the edge of the wooden bed before falling to the ground.
Her Physiotherapist slapped her three times; the third time with her cell phone. She left her head hanging upside for 5 minutes. She twisted my daughter’s hands several times; at a point she sat on her hands, at another point she tied her hands behind her head. I watched as my daughter fell from her chair while her neck was stuck in between the space at the vertical back rest and the flat wood used for sitting down. I watched on as this lady typed on her phone 90% of the time only taking some time off to torture my daughter. Did I mention that she took out time to take her selfie? Up to five times.
After we watched the recording, my husband could not control his tears. My heart bled.
My daughter’s Neurologist said we cannot ascertain the level of damage to her brain because we did not bring her immediately it happened. He said an MRI would have been done to ascertain any damage.
I got her arrested.
She said she was sorry
She claimed depression and ill health
I didn’t believe her then, I don’t believe her now.
I had to make a decision, to leave my daughter in the hands of her nannies at home (which maybe another source of abuse) and follow through to ensure the physiotherapist was duly punished. (Bearing in mind the justice system in Nigeria) or drop the charges lodged at the police station and allow Medical Rehabilitation Therapists Board at Yaba to handle the matter.
I dropped the police charges. I decided to stay with my traumatized daughter.
I handed the Physiotherapist over to the Registrar at Medical Rehabilitation Therapists Board at Yaba.
• Three months withdrawal of her practicing license.
• Three months work in a general hospital under supervision without pay
• She was to undergo a psychiatric test
Like seriously? Are you kidding me?
She had been practicing for a year without renewing her license and all you could do was to withdraw her license officially for a mere three months?
She went back to the Registrar at Medical Rehabilitation Therapists to ask for permission to travel to USA to get treatment.
I called to check on the case, and I was told she had travelled for treatment
I was told not to worry as she cannot practice anywhere else in the world without a letter from the board.
Some months later, I was told by a reliable source that she was not taking any major treatments but attending a masters programme in US.
So she got away with child abuse, assault, battery, in fact attempted murder.
This is only possible in Nigeria right?
I went back to Medical Rehabilitation Center, I was shocked to find out that the case had gone cold.
What stops her from coming back into the country and working with other children?
How many Nigerians ask for practicing license before employing a professional?
I strongly believe that the least the board should have done was to declare her unfit to work with children.
In respect to my daughter, the signs were there: She had been withdrawn for a while in fact she had stop smiling, interacting with anybody in the house or attempting to answer questions in school. I kept asking the care giver that followed her to school about the sudden change. The caregiver said she had no idea. I came up with my own theory and I brushed it aside.
How would I have known that a health worker, someone I trusted with my child could be so cruel? The Physiotherapist had been with us for over two years. I can only imagine….
Well, I pulled my daughter out of school and started her own mini school at home. I let go of my current caregivers for good reasons and got new ones. With care and love, she added weight, came out of her shell and got better. Right now she attends a school three times a week and we are making progress.
Child abuse is real…from the people you least expect. Protect your children.
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|Re: Bring Anthonia Bisola Abayomi-ojo To Book For Physical Abuse On A Child!!! by babythug(f): 5:20pm On May 31, 2017|
O ma se oh! I feel so pained wish there was something I could personally do to ensure justice is served!
|Re: Bring Anthonia Bisola Abayomi-ojo To Book For Physical Abuse On A Child!!! by Itanna: 6:56pm On May 31, 2017|
As long as she's on this earth, God's judgement will come on her. What a wicked woman. This heartless witch will be married to a man someday. Imagine having Jezebel at home. Funnily, d child wasn't even disturbing her o.
|Re: Bring Anthonia Bisola Abayomi-ojo To Book For Physical Abuse On A Child!!! by eyinjuege: 7:06pm On May 31, 2017|
Why did you withdraw the case from the police station?
Yet you're crying for justice?
You're the one who denied your child justice.
The woman in question probably hasn't practiced since the incidence. She's having a masters program, which has nothing to do with her practicing or not.
If she still had a police case, do you think her visa would have been approved to travel abroad for her masters? Would she have so easily moved on with her life?
Its the poor child I pity. I hope the woman in question is never allowed near any vulnerable person in future.
I've just watched the video.
What a wicked woman. They should have allowed the police do their job, and let her practicing board do theirs. I feel like smashing that her phone
|Re: Bring Anthonia Bisola Abayomi-ojo To Book For Physical Abuse On A Child!!! by Evaberry(f): 7:26pm On May 31, 2017|
.wow some people are just evil
|Re: Bring Anthonia Bisola Abayomi-ojo To Book For Physical Abuse On A Child!!! by baby124: 2:41am On Jun 01, 2017|
She's a crazy lady, but she was never charged. The family of the child dropped the charges. Big mistake. I wonder why the lady after willingly dropping the charges is now publishing the story. You have let her escape. She just needs to claim that you all reached an agreement but you were not satisfied with the agreement. This is what happens when people do not take advantage of the law when they get a chance. She can't be deported, she's not a criminal and has no record.
|Re: Bring Anthonia Bisola Abayomi-ojo To Book For Physical Abuse On A Child!!! by zaynie(f): 9:44pm On Jun 01, 2017|
|Re: Bring Anthonia Bisola Abayomi-ojo To Book For Physical Abuse On A Child!!! by yomz1e(m): 10:13am On Jul 05, 2017|
report her to us authorities, if there is a good case, cause with nija sha even video evidence can be questionable
|Re: Bring Anthonia Bisola Abayomi-ojo To Book For Physical Abuse On A Child!!! by yomz1e(m): 10:15am On Jul 05, 2017|
You definitely wrong, child abuse is taking seriously all over the world regardless of where the crime is committed. Trust me, America frowns upon things like this and if the authorities see this, they will act on it and if our govt or any child protection agency sees this , something will happen.
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