In continuation of yesterday’s protest, students of the University of Benin have returned to the premises of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital to demand answers and justice over the death of their colleague.
The development had sparked protest from the deceased’s colleagues who attributed his untimely death to alleged negligence on the part of the federal teaching hospital’s doctors.
They accused the doctors of abandoning the former Director of Sports and allowing him to die after they had admitted him on emergency ground and paid all the charges.
A clip obtained by CAMPUS GIST also saw one of the students accuse the Hospital Management of admitting the patient to an empty oxygen while he battled for his dear life.
Meanwhile, despite confrontation with men of the Nigerian police on Tuesday, the aggrieved students obviously determined to get answers and demand justice for their late colleague, have returned to the streets.
The students defied the heavy security presence at the Hospital premises on Wednesday morning to protest the lackadaisical attitude of doctors to patients, especially UNIBEN students.
Earlier, at least three security vans belonging to the Ugbowo police division and another belonging to local vigilante group were sighted by this reporter, stationed at the hospital premises.
As at the time of filing this report, the students have tabled their demands before the Hospital Management and currently being addressed by the UBTH Chief Medical Director, Prof. Darlington Obaseki.
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