Students of Benson Idahosa University, Benin, Edo State Tuesday protested at the campus over the death of a student identified as Bruno Chigozie Ezeonye.
It was gathered that the student, a final year student of Computer Science, slumped and eventually died before help could come while playing football at the legacy campus’ football pitch.
A source blamed the medical personnel at the health facility on the campus for not quickly attending to the deceased when he was rushed there for treatment.
“When they eventually responded and needed to refer him to Faith Mediplex Hospital, an affiliate of the Institution, located at Airport Road, the ambulance driver complained of lack of petrol in the ambulance,” the source said.
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Angered by the death of their colleague, the students vandalised the school’s clinic and security post before they were calmed down by the president of the university, Bishop FEB Idahosa.
When contacted, the institution’s Head of Communication and Brand Strategy, Temi Esonamunjor, simply said, “The university will make an official press statement on the true state of things.”