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400-level UI student slumps, dies after writing test

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A 400-level student of the University of Ibadan, Victor Ajidagba, has slumped and died. It was gathered Ajidagba died on Wednesday night.

Ajidagba, who until his death was a nursing student in the institution, died at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. It was gathered that Ajidagba slumped after writing a test in the department and was rushed to the UCH.

Sources said Ajidagba was first rushed to the university clinic before he was transferred to UCH where he was confirmed dead on arrival.

The Director of Public Communication, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo, confirmed the incident. Oladejo said: “It is unfortunate that Victor Ajidagba, a 400 level student of department of Nursing slumped and died on Wednesday night despite efforts of doctors and nurses of UI medical centre, Jaja clinic and at the UCH.

“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 the varsity’s ambulance to ferry him to UCH. The doctors and nurses there also battled to save him but unfortunately, we lost him.”

Oladejo noted that the university would investigate the cause of the death, adding that the family of the deceased had been notified of the unfortunate incident. He also revealed that no one could ascertain the cause of his death at the moment until an autopsy is conducted.

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