Final-year Varsity Student (only son) Slumps, Dies On Football Pitch
A final-year Computer Science student of privately-owned Benson Idahosa University (BIU), Benin in Edo State, Bruno Chigozie Ezeonye, slumped while playing football at the institution’s football pitch.
The 21-year-old said to be the only son of his parents, died at BIU’s Legacy Campus.
His father hails from Anambra State, while his mother is a South African, but both are based overseas.
Report has it that when the student slumped, he was rushed to the health centre on campus, but was referred to Faith Mediplex Hospital on Airport Road, Benin, an affiliate of the university, where he was confirmed dead.
Angry students mobilised to protest after vandalising the university’s health centre and security post, but were checked by top officials of the university.
BIU’s Head of Communication and Brand Strategy Unit, Temi Esonamunjor, said, “The university will make an official press statement on the true state of things.”