- Yusuf, son of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, has been discharged from the hospital
- Yusuf was discharged on Friday, January 12, after spending 17 days in the hospital
- The hospital also debunked claims that Yusuf's friend was involved in the motorcycle accident with him on Tuesday, December 26
The son of President Muhammadu Buhari has been discharged from Cedarcrest Hospitals.
Yusuf Buhari was discharged from the hospital on Friday, January 12, Cedarcrest Hospitals said in an official statement.
The hospital said Yusuf was placed in its intensive care unit after an initial stabilization following injuries sustained as a rider in a motorcycle accident.
The hospital added that Yusuf's condition remarkably improved after a surgery was carried out by a team of neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons before he was transferred from the ICU to the ward.
The statement said Yusuf had remained stable since his admission into the hospital on Tuesday, December 26, 2017.
The hospital also said the president's son is ready to be discharged from the facility.
Cedacrest Hospitals said: "His extreme speedy response to treatment so far is testimony to the world-class care he received here at Cedarcrest, Abuja."
The hospital also appreciated the president and the first lady for their confidence in the team.
Further debunking claims that Yusuf's friend was involved in the accident, the hospital said: "Suffice to say that there was only one person involved in this accident. No one else required treatment for this incident or its aftermath.
Yusuf's friend was not involved in the accident and did not sustain any injuries whatsoever."
But confirming the release, a personal assistant to the president on new media, Bashir Ahmed, told NAIJ.com that Yusuf is already out of the hospital.
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Ahmed said: "He is already out of the hospital, the statement by the hospital was released in the early hours of the morning today."
NAIJ.com earlier reported that President Buhari's son was involved in an accident around Gwarimpa area of Abuja on Tuesday, December 26, night.
It was gathered that Yusuf sustained injuries in a power bike accident when the incident occurred.
Some presidential sources had said that: “Yusuf was trying to overtake his friend when he suddenly veered off the road and skidded."
He lay there unconscious for a while before the first lady was alerted. She ordered that he be immediately rushed to Cedarcrest Hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment. We are more concerned about the head injury than the fractures.
As I speak to you, Yusuf is unconscious," the source had said few hours after the incident occurred.
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