Family blames LUTH for son’s death

518, Segun Ogunjobi

A bereaved family said Lagos University Teaching Hospital was complicit in the death of their son, Segun Ogunjobi, an electrician.

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Ogunjobi, 24, was knocked down by a hit-and-run bus driver on Sunday, September 2, 2018 and was rushed to LUTH where he died allegedly as result of the hospital personnel’s indifference to his plight, Punch reported.

The deceased’s mother, a retiree, claimed that LUTH refused to admit Ogunjobi claiming lack of bed space, adding that the workers turned nose up at all entreaties to treat her son who was writhing in pain in the bus that conveyed him to the hospital.

“I begged the doctors and nurses to take him inside for proper treatment, but no one listened. They saw my son dying and did not bother. I begged till he died inside the shuttle around 10pm.

“After he gave up, they came to carry him and started pumping his chest. I cried and shouted at them. I told them that they were only fooling themselves because if they had listened to me earlier, he would have probably survived,” the publication quoted the bereaved mother as saying.

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