2 Benin varsity doctors die in 2 weeks


Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State

Jethro Ibileke/Benin

Two medical doctors working with the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) have died in the Intensive Care Unit of the Hospital in the last two weeks.

One of the deceased, Dr. Ehidiamen Oaikhena, was said to have been shot by gunmen suspected to be highway robbers at Okada town, in Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo State, on January 16, while he was on his way back to Benin.

The name of the other doctor who also died at the Intensive Care Unit of the Hospital a few days earlier, could not be ascertained at the time of filing report.

It was gathered that the 34-year old Oaikhena was returning from a hospital at Okada, where he had conducted a successful surgery when he ran into an ambush by the suspected robbers, around Ovia River.

Reports had it that amidst the pandemonium, the deceased, a senior…

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