Medical Students of the Benue State University,
Makurdi, have deposited the coffin of their dead
colleague at the office of the Vice-Chancellor in
SUNDAY PUNCH gathered that the deceased, Idoko
Nicholas Inalegwu, died in controversial
circumstances after receiving the news of his
withdrawal after spending 10 years in medical
Idoko was withdrawn for failing a re-sit.
A student, who spoke to one of our
correspondents on telephone on condition of
anonymity, said they believed that Idoko took his
life because he could not bear the news that his
10 years in medical was in vain.
“He had been talking about it; that he wished he
died a painless death; that the school had
finished him. There is nowhere in the world that a
medical student is withdrawn after spending 10
years,” he said.
The student said the students had complained
about the manner in which examinations were
conducted, where re-sits were prolonged for up to
one year, as against the stipulated six weeks,
with no efforts to engage the students.
The students, after an altercation at the Benue
State University Teaching Hospital mortuary,
obtained the coffin of their dead colleague and
marched to the VC’s office, vowing not to leave
until their grievances were resolved.
All efforts to reach the Vice-Chancellor, Mrs.
Charity Angya, for comments proved been
abortive as she neither picked several calls made
to her mobile phone nor responded to a text
message sent to her as of the time of filling this