Parents contact lawyer as Four-year-old boy dies in Abuja school

Tragedy struck at BrickHall Schools located in the Cadastral Zone B11, Kaura in Abuja on Wednesday, when a four-year-old pupil, Miguel Ovoke, died during the school’s feeding hours.

According to the death certificate dated April 24, 2024, issued by Excel Specialist Hospital, Abuja, which was sighted by our correspondent, Ovoke was brought to the hospital by his teachers around 11 am in an unconscious state.

The medical report, signed by Dr. Akinwande Ajayi, on behalf of the medical director, indicated that he was brought in, “on account of aspiration on meat while feeding at school.”

The hospital said upon examination, the medical team found that the boy’s pupils were fixed and dilated, with a nonreactive response to light.

His peripheral pulses were said to be “impalpable, blood pressure was unrecordable, and there was no cardiopulmonary activity or respiratory excursions, silent chest.”

The report indicated that all efforts of the medical team to resuscitate him failed.

The report concluded that he was “Brought in Dead.”

The parents of the deceased, suspecting foul play, have contacted a lawyer, Deji Adeyanju, to handle the case on their behalf.

Attempts to get the reaction of the school authorities as of the time of filing this report have not yielded any fruit.

The school has yet to respond to an email sent to its known email address.

Culled from Punch