was a pathetic sight at Ejigbo, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria when a man, Samuel
Oyoma died in his room after he was rejected by several hospitals because he
could not afford to pay N5,000 deposit so that his illness could be
neigbhours told P.M.NEWS that
he fell ill and was taken to some hospitals where he was rejected because he
could not afford the N5,000 the hospital demanded as deposit before he could be
treated. He returned home dejected, P.M.NEWS gathered.
was found dead on his bed inside his room in the morning at the weekend at Chris
Oladunni Street Ejigbo, Lagos.
neighbours did not suspect that Samuel might have committed suicide, he was
found dead with some drugs beside him.
late Samuel had sent his family home in Cross River State when he fell on bad
had hoped to bring them back to Lagos when his finances improve. But he could
not do so before he died.
to one of his neighbours, Mrs. Helen Williams, Samuel took ill about three weeks
ago. She said Samuel was battling to stay alive but nobody could lend him the
N5,000 he needed for his treatment. Even his neighbours could not assist and
they watched him die in pains.
his death, the police at Ejigbo Division arrested his landlord and some of his
neighbours to explain what they knew about his death.
landlord had gone to the station to report his death and inform the police that
he did no know any of his relatives.
body of the late Samuel has been deposited at Isolo General Hospital while the
police have commenced full investigation of his death.
that the residents are now contributing money to transport Samuel’s corpse to
his home town for burial.