“Electrocuted UNILAG student is expected to write ICAN exam this week” 

The electrocuted student of University of Lagos, Oluchi Anekwe is expected to write ICAN examination this week, her sister Uju Anekwe has said.

She told our correspondent that Oluchi was supposed to be at one of the ICAN examination centres this week to sit for the tests but her life was cut short abruptly.

 She said, “We were together during the incident in Akoka, the university campus. I saw in her bags loads of books, which she had been reading for the ICAN exams. She really prepared for it but….”

Uju is a 200 level student of Medicine in the same university. She also sustained minor injury as the electric pole fell on her sister.

She said, “It had been long that I visited her on Akoka campus, since I moved to the College of Medicine in Idi-Araba. That Tuesday, I visited her and she told me to meet her at the University Chapel, because she was attending a Catholic mass. 

When the incident occurred, Uju said as a medical student, “I knew my sister needed urgent attention, but the people in the clinic seemed helpless. I told them I would not allow them to give me the drip until they attended to my sister. Later, one of the nurses brought two tablets of Panadol. We stayed for some time before they brought an ambulance to take my sister to LUTH.”

Uju blamed the school for not providing facilities at the clinic, saying: “The Medical Centre does not even have a toilet roll. What does the school provide for the Medical Centre to cope with emergency?”
According to her,  Oluchi  could have stayed alive a little longer if the doctor had attended to her. “The doctor did not even show sympathy and care. They only offered to give me a drip but they left my sister unconscious,” she said.

“As a medical student, I knew my sister needed urgent attention, but the people in the clinic seemed helpless. I told them I would not allow them to give me the drip until they attended to my sister. Later, one of the nurses brought two tablets of Panadol. We stayed for some time before they brought an ambulance to take my sister to LUTH.”