The University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) was thrown into confusion over the weekend after a patient who was on admission at the Accident and Emergency ward, committed suicide.
According to eyewitnesses, the male patient was waiting to see a doctor when he suddenly became wild and stabbed himself to death with a broken louvre beside his bed.
“An unfortunate incident happened on Saturday night 13th July, 2019 at about 10:30 pm when a young man who was a patient at the male medical ward of our hospital (diagnosis not disclosed for confidentiality sake), suddenly broke a louvre and stabbed himself. All efforts to resuscitate him proved abortive as he was certified dead at 11:00 pm” he said
Uwaila added that the remains of the deceased has been deposited in a morgue while an autopsy is expected to be carried out soon.