Epidemic: Third Student Dies At Queens College Lagos
Praise Sodipo is the latest victim of the epidemic that broke out at the Queen’s College, Lagos.
She died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja on Thursday night after being on life support at the Intensive Care Unit for a while.
The Senior Secondary School one student was an orphan.
The President of the school’s Old Girls’ Association, Dr. Frances Ajose, and the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, confirmed the development to Saturday Punch.
Idris said, “Yes, another pupil died. She was the one in critical condition. I received a call around 1am on Friday about the death. I don’t have much detail yet.”
Ajose, however, refused to comment. Although she said she was aware of the development.
A parent, whose child was discharged from the hospital on Thursday, asked the Federal Government to probe the deaths and called for the prosecution of the former principal of the school.
“This should not be swept under the carpet. There have been three deaths because of the carelessness of one person. We have lost these promising ones and their families are now in sorrow. This case must be probed and all those involved brought to book,” he said.
Vivian Osuinyi and Bithia Itulua reportedly died of sicknesses linked to contaminated water and unhygienic environmental conditions in the elitist school.
Recently, the under-fire principal of the school had threatened Bounce News Correspondent, Lekan Oladeinde, who had gone to find out the situation.
He was held by security guards after taking pictures of the school and interviewing aggrieved parents and had all his content deleted.
The Principal was overheard on phone saying one Ajose is using the reporter to tarnish the image of the school, a claim denied by the journalist.
“I overheard the principal telling the VP and the guards that Ajose is the one using me. I bluntly told them I don’t know any Ajose or anybody in the school”, Oladeinde said.
He reported that the school was in a bad shape.