Precious Mhenuter, a 300-level student of the University of Calabar, died on Saturday, four hours after arriving at the institution's medical centre.
It was gathered that the 22-year-old student fell ill at her hostel and was rushed to the medical centre for treatment but was allegedly left unattended for hours until she eventually gave up the ghost.
She was allegedly denied medical care for not having the university’s medical consulting card.
An eyewitness, who preferred anonymity, narrated the sequence of events that led to the untimely death of Precious.
"Precious got sick this morning by 4am and we rushed her to our school’s medical center. We got there by 5am and they asked us to go and buy a card for N200 but we couldn’t get the card because the people at record weren’t around. So they didn’t attend to her. They left her even as she was in pains," the witness narrated.
"She eventually died at 7am, two hours after we got there. And they took her to the mortuary at about 8am, without even contacting her parents.”
"The unfortunate incident angered students who took to the street to demand justice for their colleague."
This sparked outrage on campus as the students On Saturday morning January 28, protested the avoidable death of their colleague due to alleged negligence.