Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Doctor Speaks About Prof. Iyayi's Cause of Death, as Relatives Take the Corpse Away

Doctor Speaks About Prof. Iyayi's Cause of Death, as Relatives Take the Corpse AwayThe remains of former ASUU president, Prof. Festus Iyayi, who 
died in an auto crash on Lokoja-Abuja road, were moved from Lokoja to Benin by his relatives on November 13, 2013, Wednesday.
Dr. Paul Amodu, the Chief Medical Director at Kogi State Specialist Hospital, Lokoja, told the reporters that the younger brother of Prof. Iyayi, led a group of other relatives to collect the corpse at about 12 noon.
He said that the team also comprised officials from the University of Benin, saying that the corpse was conveyed in an ambulance of the Federal University, Lokoja.
Dr. Amodu revealed that the dead body of Prof. Iyayi was delivered to the hospital few minutes after noon of November 12, 2013, Tuesday.
The medical director said that the possible cause of late Iyayi’s death might be a left rib injury which, he said, penetrated into his heart.
He also talked of shock as the late professor was believed to be hypertensive and had some drugs found on him as at the time of the crash.
Dr. Amodu confirmed that the National Welfare Officer of ASUU, Dr. Ngozi Ilo and Dr. Anthoni Emina, were also taken to the hospital with various degrees of injuries and fracture. He said that both Ilo and Emina had already been evacuated from the Specialist Hospital in Lokoja to other hospitals outside the state by their relatives.
The Chief Medical Director further noted that all the victims were treated free of charge, as directed by Gov. Idris Wada of Kogi.
Meanwhile, Mr. Olakunle Motajo, FRSC state Sector Command, informed that full investigation into the remote and immediate cause of the accident had started.
He said that it was too early to apportion blame on any of the two drivers of the vehicles involved, saying that no arrest had been made so far.
It would be recalled that Prof. Iyayi, along with other ASUU members, were on their way to Kano to attend the NEC meeting of the union when their bus and a car of Gov. Wada Idris’s convoy collided.
  Source: Vanguard


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