…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
The management of Benson Idahosa University (BIU), Benin City, has responded to claims of negligence surrounding the death of a final-year student, Bruno Chigozie.
Colleagues of Bruno, who shared the news of his death online, alleged that he was left unattended for an extended period at the school clinic before attempts were made to transport him to the nearest hospital.
According to reports, the students were unable to transport Bruno due to a lack of fuel in the ambulance.
Furthermore, when they eventually acquired fuel, the school’s security allegedly refused to allow them passage without an official exit request.
Official Statement from the University:
In response to the allegations, the school’s Registrar and Secretary of the Governing Council, Itoya Vinton-Okoedo, issued a statement on Tuesday clarifying the circumstances of Bruno’s death.
The statement indicated that Bruno had collapsed and died while playing football with his classmates.
Tragic Loss and Mourning:
The university expressed deep sorrow over the loss of Bruno, a 400-level Computer Science student.
The statement highlighted the prompt attention he received from the medical doctor on duty at the university’s medical clinic after he collapsed.
The sudden and tragic nature of Bruno’s passing shocked the university community, causing great sadness among those who knew him.
Support and Privacy for the Bereaved Family:
The university emphasized its commitment to providing support to Bruno’s family and the students affected by his loss.
Respect for the privacy of the family was prioritized and efforts were made to maintain regular communication with them during this difficult time.
Benson Idahosa University refuted claims of negligence in the death of final-year student Bruno Chigozie.
The university clarified that Bruno collapsed and died while playing football, and he was promptly attended to by the medical staff.
The university expressed deep sorrow and pledged support to the bereaved family while respecting their privacy.
The tragic loss of Bruno has deeply impacted the university community, and they join in mourning his untimely passing.
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