“Oluchi Saw Her Death Coming” – Family Of Electrocuted UNILAG Student


The neighbourhood of the University of Lagos, undergraduate, Oluchi Anekwe, who was electrocuted on campus last Tuesday evening, has perhaps seen more visitors over the last few days than at any previous time in its history, as sympathisers thronged the sprawling Okota suburb in Lagos to commiserate with the household.

It is the most difficult period for the Anekwes, a catholic family from Aku in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State.


The father of the deceased, Chief Basil Anekwe, while expressing his disgust at the incident, said the family was at a loss.

“It still feels like a dream that my daughter is gone.”

“She was the star of the family.” “Always striving to become the best at her academics. Even as a first class student, she wasn’t satisfied, she wanted to break records and was already discussing where she would prefer to do her Master’s degree. That was who Oluchi was.”

He continued: “On Sunday, when I saw Oluchi, she said I should send her some money for upkeep. On Tuesday, I was planning to send about N30,000 to her, when I learnt about the incident. I was initially told it was a mere accident.

“I am only glad that my daughter did not die returning from a party or an offensive place; she died returning from the presence of God. The university delegation this morning brought a letter to me from the VC.”

Similarly, Oluchi’s immediate elder sibling, Nkem – a practising lawyer – described vividly account of her last moments before the sad incident.

She said Oluchi could have survived had staff of the UNILAG medical centre attended to her immediately she was rushed to the facility, – authorities had insisted on seeing her Identity card before checking her.

Nkem also revealed that her sibling had a premonition of something terrible happening a few days before the sad incident.

Last Sunday while at one of our prayer meetings in church, the man of God asked us to rebuke every monitoring spirit assigned to follow us about. Immediately, Oluchi got on her knees and started praying seriously, crying for God to rebuke evil away from her. I had never seen her pray like that before. It was as if she knew death was around the corner,” Nkem said.

Remains of the late Oluchi has been taken to the Igbo-Etiti local government area of Enugu state on Friday, September 11, for burial.

Academic activities at the university have been grounded since the incident happened, as the students of the institution took to the campus to express their displeasure over the mishap.

Source: 360Nobs.com


  1. I think all this self aggrandized Doctors should be sack in all the hospitals, bcos I can see they’re only there for money & self interests & not to save lives, these kind of people are not suppose to exist on this planet earth, if assuming the gal was to be the stupid doctor’s daughter, will he have av asked of ID card b4 attending to her….this are the things minister of health should look into….hospitals exist to safe live….Life first b4 money…..am realli angry cos of this issue….if assuming the doctor attended to her she could av survive……… pls this hospital issues should be addressed in Nigeria…..

  2. We are clamouring to stop corruption and this type of doctor are still existing after they give order to attend to any immangency b4 the vitim give up if they can use this man as example so that rest doctor can change to dismise and size is certificate and that very month sallary for atleast ten years

  3. @ransome well said. That is why there is EMERGENCY services in hospitals. No need for stupid questions, just treat patient, anything else will follow later. I don’t know how something like this keeps happening in this Country and has never been looked into it. Money matters before lives? Why? Why? Why? It’s really pathetic. Nigeria will always, always be backward with this attitude. Seriously, the government really need to look into this issue, because people are dying unnecessary at the hands of so called doctors.

  4. ID card? just ID card? what if she wasnt a student afterall,doesnt she deserve to be treated first before any such inhuman and stupid protocols? And the school/hospital authority will hear of this and not bother to investigate and prosecute the offender,and the call it a noble profession,what is noble about watching someone die!

  5. Please whoever becomes d minister of Health tomorrow shld please look into this. How can u demand i.d from a dying person before treatment? This is totally unfair and God will punish those involved in this unwholesome behavior.

  6. From my experience in that medical center, am sure it must have been a nurse that acosted them. Those their Nurses are something else, they are sulsy and self – centered as hell. It even gets worst when they get to know you are a student, they would treat you like trash. There in Unilag Medical center, the nurses act as if they are there to compete with students,especially female students, its very pathetic. They dnt even know the first thing about Nursing. The staffs there all need SERIOUS ORIENTATION ON HEALTH CARE.