400-level UI student slumps, dies in UCH


The management of the University of Ibadan on Thursday announced the death of a 400-level Nursing student of the institution, Victor Ajidagba.

Ajidagba became unconscious during a lecture period on Wednesday, around 5:15 p.m. and was rushed to Jaja clinic of the institution by colleagues and security men on campus.

At Jaja, the doctor referred him to the UCH and the institution’s ambulance conveyed him to the hospital.

However, Ajigdagba died while he was being attended to at UCH.

Confirming the development to our correspondent, the UI Director of Communications, Olatunji Oladejo said, “We learnt he slumped around the Physiology department. Those around rushed him to Jaja clinic.

“We were told his case became so critical that the doctor on duty had to refer him to UCH for better medical attention.

“UI did everything to save his life and we used Varsity’s ambulance to ferry him to UCH. The doctors and nurses there also battled to save him but unfortunately, we lost him,” Oladejo said.

He disclosed further that an autopsy would be conducted on his remains to determine what led to his death.


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