The National Welfare Officer of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Dr. Ngozi Iloh, is still undergoing surgeries at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin, Edo State.
However, it was earlier reported that she had been treated and discharged in Lokoja, Kogi State, shortly after the accident, which was said to have been caused by the convoy of the
Kogi State Governor, Mr Idris Wada, on November 12.
It would be recalled that the widely condemned accident, which happened while members of the union were on their way to Kano for a meeting, claimed the life of the former National President of ASUU, Prof. Festus Iyayi.
Iloh, who was severely injured during the accident, has so far undergone two major surgeries, one on her right leg and another on the left hand.
When asked about a deep tear in her left hand, Iloh was not specific if there was any medical report that the injury was a bullet wound.
According to some speculations as to the cause of Iyayi’s death until a medical examination, there was no evidence of bullets.
In the chat, Iloh said,
“We travelled in a convoy from ASUU Benin zone. We stopped at a filling station to refuel on the way to Kano. The travelling team was from University of Benin, Delta State University, Abraka, and Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma.
“The UNIBEN bus took off and I asked the driver to slow down so the others could catch up with us. My saving grace was that I kept looking back and the rest is history.”
When Ngozi Iloh heard that she had been reportedly “discharged” from the hospital after having been treated for minor bruises, she was really shocked.
She confirmed that she was still in hospital, noting that her injuries were not minor.