Joseph Agabaidu’s family has accused the Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa Teaching Hospital, ATBUTH, of incompetence in relation to his death. Agabaidu was stabbed to death last Saturday during an attempted phone theft in Bauchi State.

In an exclusive interview with DAILY POST on Monday, Godwin—the deceased’s immediate younger brother—claimed that his brother was not given quick attention after being admitted to the hospital’s Emergency and Trauma Unit.

Following the Yelwa axis, several thugs stabbed my brother, he said. Near 7 o’clock in the evening, he was initially taken to the school health center in a hurry. From there, he was sent to the teaching hospital, but he remained unattended until 2 in the morning.

The hospital’s incompetence was directly responsible for my brother’s death. They were ill-equipped to handle my brother’s admission because there were only two staff members on site. He was not attended to promptly.

When reached, however, ATBUTH’s public relations officer, Usman Koli, informed MISMOB that the company’s management has begun investigating the incident and will provide an update to our reporter as soon as possible.

Such matters are supervised by a committee that we have established. Now that the committee is aware of the claims, they can begin looking into them. You can expect a prompt response from us.

Agabaidu, who was a 500-level Geology student at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University until his murder, was stabbed to death while trying to reclaim his girlfriend’s handbag from suspected armed thieves, according to a report from the Bauchi Police Command, as reported by the  MISMOB.

The deadly altercation reportedly began after the girlfriend’s handbag was stolen by the suspect armed robbers.

As he made his way back to his Yelwa lodge in a Bauchi neighborhood at around 7 o’clock on Saturday, December 9, the incident allegedly took place.

Despite attempts to get medical help, the victim allegedly succumbed to their injuries in the incident, according to reports.

The graduating senior has four siblings, all of whom are also students at ATBU. He is the oldest of them.

Students at ATBU were outraged by the murder of a fellow student and planned a nonviolent protest, but the police intervened by stationing an armored personnel carrier across from the campus entrance.

Students’ actions of closing the gate and causing disruptions to campus activities prompted ATBU administration to temporarily close the university for one week, from December 4th to the 10th, in an effort to maintain peace and order.

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