The University of Benin’s (UNIBEN) current director of sport, Perez Boubouwei passed away on Tuesday, January 24, and this has sparked a protest by students of the institution.
Perez, who graduated from the Faculty of Education last month, was doing his clearance when he suddenly fell ill on Sunday, January 22.
According to reports, he was rushed to the school’s teaching hospital (UBTH) but died on Tuesday morning due to alleged negligence from the hospital staff.
“On Sunday, he complained of stomach ache and was rushed to UBTH. The doctors said that payment should be made before they commence treatment. After the payment was made, they gave him several injections without running proper tests on him to know what was actually wrong with him.
They also asked his family to pay for oxygen but they didn’t use it. They didn’t even tell his mum what was happening to him. They ignored the young man and attended to someone who came with an ambulance.
The deceased’s family did X-ray, the nurses couldn’t even explain the X-ray result to them. They neglected him until he died,” a source said.
See videos from the protests below;