December 2, 2022

Girl 15, abandoned by family, detained in hospital over unpaid bills

Precious Dabjuma

Miss Precious Danjuma, 15, had a fatal accident on January 3, 2020 along Jos-Kaduna road and was brought to Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos on referral.

She was found to have multiple fractures in her left leg requiring surgery. Her father who brought her to hospital disappeared in 8hrs, leaving Precious with no one to care for her.

Until people who come to care for their relations give her from their food or support her to and from the rest room, Precious is completely helpless and hopeless. 

Precious, 15, dumped and abandoned in hospital after a fatal accident

Precious underwent surgery and in three weeks, she was found to be responding to treatment and therefore fit to be discharged.

However, a N459,000 bill was handed her.  The driver who caused her taxicab’s accident paid N100,000 and disappeared. 
Precious has therefore been detained and all her treatments stopped until she raises the outstanding N359,000.

With no one looking after her or even checking to know her wellbeing, “Only God knows what He will do about my case,” said Precious, obviously confused on what to do.

Precious hails from Gwaska village but lived with her family in Gidan Waya, both Southern Kaduna villages. Whatever you can do to help would be doing unto humanity in general.

Precious’ bones still on drill support

Kindly visit Bingham University Teaching Hospital near Polo roundabout, Jos. Precious is in female surgical ward, bed 2. Otherwise, call 08062923239 or email