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How Nigerian Doctors At St Nicholas Hospital Killed My Husband Thru Negligence – Late Chaz B’s Widow

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How Nigerian Doctors At St Nicholas Hospital Killed My Husband Thru Negligence – Late Chaz B’s Widow

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Oct 18, 2015 – How Nigerian Doctors At St Nicholas Hospital Killed My Husband Through Medical Negligence – Late Chaz B’s Widow

The Last Minutes Of Nigerian Broadcaster Chaz B Who Died On November 22nd 2015 – By Widow, Chinyere Roselin Chukuma

My husband called me at about 6:40AM, Friday the 21st of November 2014, from work. He asked me to come and pick him up, that he was not feeling too good. I left with the driver to get him. When I got there, he was too uncomfortable, and he asked me to take him home. But on our way home, I noticed that he was in pains, so I asked the driver to reverse the car and head instead to the hospital (St. Nicholas).

On reaching there, we met Judith the receptionist. I asked if there was a Doctor around. This was around 7PM. She said yes and after some time we were asked to go in to Room 2. Right there we met a young Doctor called Dr. Ogidigben Kevwe.  He asked a few questions that I answered while my husband was wallowing in pains. He (Kevwe) opened an emergency file, because according to him, my husband’s file was locked up in Dr. Bamgboye’s office and no one has access to that office. I told Dr. Kevwe that my husband had incissional hernia surgery done a few months back at the same hospital, August to be precise and it was performed by one Dr. Mohan an India man, and Dr. Balogun at St. Nicholas Hospital. He started to examine him.

He then left us in his office and said he was coming back. He came back after some minutes and said he was trying to reach Dr. Balogun from the reception, but he is not getting through. So I used my husband’s phone and dialed Balogun and got through. At this point, I gave the phone to Dr. Kevwe and he started explaining to Dr. Balogun, what he thought was the problem. Balogun on the other end asked if my husband was in pains, and Kevwe said yes. Dr. Kevwe told Dr. Balogun that he was suspecting intestinal obstruction. Dr. Balogun asked if there was any swelling around where the incision was done, but Dr.Kevwe said no. Balogun asked if there was any reddish sign around the same area, and Kewe said no. So Dr. Kevwe suggested giving him antibiotics, but Balogun said that they have to be careful what they give him, since he is a post kidney transplant patient.

Balogun asked them to give him a particular injection twice to ease the pains, and he said that they should observe him till the next morning. So I left to go get him what he had asked for (his tea and his stockings). On my way around Bonny Camp, I got a call from a strange number, when I picked up; it was Dr. Kevwe, on the other end. He asked me to turn back to come pick up my husband, and I asked why? He (Kevwe) said that my Husband is feeling much better, and wants to go home. I asked the driver to reverse and head back to the hospital. And on getting there, I went in and asked the Dr. again why he wants me to take him home. He repeated once again that he feels much better and I asked Kevwe if he was asking me to take him home because he thinks he feels better or that the hospital doesn’t have a bed for him. I asked this because the nurse had mentioned earlier that she needed to check for bed space. Kevwe at this point told me that my Husband would be fine, he asked me to take my Husband home and bring him the following morning.

Meanwhile, before then, Kewe wrote a prescription of drugs for my husband which I took to the pharmacist and when the lady there saw it, she asked which Dr. I saw. I told her that it was Dr. Kewe.  She moved over to the other side and called the Dr’s office.  They both argued about the drug that he wrote, she then gave me just1 tablet of Exforge. When my husband got up from the Dr’s bed, he staggered and I held him and asked if he’s fine. The Dr. said that it’s the injection that was given to him that he would be fine. So I took him home.

We got home. And just about 15minutes after, my husband said he felt like throwing up. I brought a bowl to him, and he vomited and he felt a bit better. He slept for some time and got up in an excruciating pain. Immediately I jumped into my clothes, and then called Dr. Balogun, to say that we are on our way back to the hospital. He said no problem that the Dr. will be waiting for me. I asked which Dr.? And he said the Dr. is their senior surgeon by name Dr. Fadiran. Balogun said that Dr Fadiran was the Dr. on call. We got to the hospital in less than 20minutes; my husband came down from the car himself. He walked into the hospital by himself before he was wheeled into the ER.

Then came Dr. Kevwe, and I asked him about the senior surgeon, and he told me that he would be coming very soon. I wasn’t too happy with that, as I had mentioned to Dr. Balogun that my husband was in serious pains. I expected to see  a consultant like he said. Kevwe started by trying to put him on drip that took forever, as he was unable to successfully get his veins, while my husband was anguishing in pain.  My husband kept telling them (DR. Kevwe and the nurse) that he wants to throw up or use the rest room and he would be fine. He kept saying that if he throws up he will be fine.

Meanwhile, Dr. Kevwe was taking instructions on phone from Dr. Fadiran. This was when I asked when the Dr. would come. I kept asking, “When will the doctor come?”  And Dr. Kevwe said Dr. Fadiran asked him to get my entire husband’s information. DR. Kevwe told me that they are waiting for the Radiologist and the Anesthesiologist and none of these people showed up.

My husband kept on saying that he wants to throw up. But then, Dr. Kewe asked the nurse to give him an injection, I asked what the injection was for? And he said it will stop him from vomiting. He became so uncomfortable and was losing his breath.  They put him on oxygen, but I guess he was already choking. Meanwhile, Kevwe was still taking instructions from Dr. Fadiran on the phone.  At this time, he started gasping for air.  Meanwhile, before then, another Dr. showed up. I don’t know his name but he’s average in height and dark complexioned. He inserted a suction tube into his mouth, but I guess he was two hours or more late with that. Because if that was done when I brought him to the hospital that morning, he would have been here with me today.

If Dr. Fadiran was at the hospital, even after he was told that it was an emergency; my husband would have been here with me. If the anesthesiologist was at the hospital, he probably would have been here with me. If the radiologist was around on that morning to at least see what was happening inside of him, he probably would have been here with me. If Dr. Kevwe knew exactly what he was doing that morning without taking instructions from Dr. Fadiran on the phone, with an emergency case right in front of him, my husband would have been here. My husband died of total negligence on the part of St. Nicholas Hospital, and I know it. Like I said earlier, the Dr. was 2 hours plus late with the suction, because at this time, the nurse was already calling my husband’s name, shouting “Mr. Charles, Mr. Charles!” He was given 4 adrenaline injections.

The drip wasn’t going at all, all this while lest I forget. I watched my husband struggled to breath. I watched him fight for his life and I was right there when he died. And even though they were busy with C.P.R,  I knew when he passed on, because immediately he stopped struggling, fluid started gushing out of his mouth and nose, I knew that was it. That was the same fluid that was choking him. If there was a senior consultant or surgeon at the hospital as at when I brought him, he probably would have been helped. In between all this, Dr. Kevwe at a time said to Dr. Fadiran on phone that he should come now as the patient is in a critical condition. He said to the same Dr. Fadiran that 11 O’clock might be too late. I brought my husband  at about 6AM to St. Nicholas Hospital and he died at about 9.30AM without receiving prompt and adequate care.

Human life cannot continue to be lost soo cheaply in Nigerian Hospital, people must be made to account for their actions as professionals hence I have contacted my Lawyers to investigate the cause of death as he has died with our dreams, aspirations, and vision and planned future together.



  1. Mercifoto

    October 18, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    So touching. May his soul continue to rest in peace. Madam, it’s well with u n ur kids. I know it’s very painful. Hv bin in ur shoes before. Take heart ohhhh

  2. olofin bola

    October 18, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    So sad

  3. Amanda

    October 18, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    While I believe in Destiny, that something would be a means of death or circumstances, the hospital must be held responsible negligence. Let’s put Destiny aside as this is not excuse. This is so touching and painful seeing loved one give up in our presence.

    Same freaking thing they did to my sister in 2011. I advice this woman to save this article exactly as written as hard-copy evidence. All doctors involved must be fired and fined. And Hospital must be sanctioned. Their procedures should be reviewed.

    I just dont know how Nigerian legal system works in this regard

    • Layi 1970

      October 19, 2015 at 2:28 PM

      Yes my dear Amanda, a Nigerian Doctor once told me in a discussion that 85% of death in Nigeria hospital are due to Doctors negligence. Not to talk of my own experience in Nigeria hospital. Unfortunately until the Doctors could be held accountable for all their misdeeds by Nigeria legal system.

  4. dupe

    October 18, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Why didn’t u take him to another hospital when u noticed dr kewe is not competent enough! Must it be that Nicholas hospital. Please let us apply wisdom most times

    • fem

      October 19, 2015 at 9:04 PM

      @dupe going to another hospital will be like starting all over. Cos they don’t have his medical history.

  5. faihi

    October 18, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    Awwww,my heart goes out to her,your husband is resting in d bosom of our lord,its well,Dr fadiran is a great doctor,im very sure he was having a surgery at dat moment elsewhere, because Dr fadiran is a wonderful doctor who can stick out his life for his patients,My son went through a life threatening surgery,twas done by Dr fadiran,God really used him,and whenever u call he’s always ready to come,EXCEPT wen he’s in d middle of a surgery!,Charles touched so many lives,he’ll always be loved and forever will he have a special place in our heart!

  6. Mrs Dupree

    October 18, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    So sad. I feel your pain. May the lord almighty give you the strenth to get through this. Same stupid Nigeria Hospital wasted my mum’s life as she was discharge on the same day she had surgery and they kept telling us she is fine. Which kind doctor will not know that you need Heparin injection for at least two months after major orthopedic surgery. But God knows best. May the souls of the departed ones continue to rest in peace.

  7. Gracie

    October 18, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    My dear sister, God is your only consolation. From the description, it’s like obstruction, then eruption of the intestine. Our health system is really bad in Nigeria. If it was here in the US, your husband would have had a surgery done immediately.I am not a doctor, but I work in a hospital, I have an idea of what happened. It started with obstruction, all that time you took him to the hospital that evening, the pains was from obstruction, then later there was eruption, all the substances got in the system, and he became septic,all organs shut down.
    I bet you Dr. Kewve is not a qualified doctor, I wondered why he was alone in the hospital consulting.Only God will help us.

  8. Lillian Orie

    October 19, 2015 at 6:52 AM

    Really God will help us. Only God knows how many people these incompetent doctors have sent to their early graves. And that’s why rich people don’t patronize Nigerian hospitals. Do you blame them? My friend’s mother was also killed same way. Half baked doctors indeed!

  9. Uchenna O

    October 19, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Oh my sister, your story is very poignant, i also thank God for giving you the grace to tell the world what actually happened on that faithful day because many of us were surprise when we had the news,i know that no amount of money will bring him back but let the management of the hospital and other hospitals in Nigeria know that they can be held responsible for the death of their patients, may the good Lord continue to give you the grace to bear this great loss.

  10. King Dinowhite

    October 19, 2015 at 1:08 PM

    What an agonizing story….my heart weeps for you ma…May the good Lord continue to comfort you and grant you solace..May his soul rest in peace

  11. Justin

    October 19, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    How can an hospital of st nicholas status employ a doctor who does not know what to do in times of emergency?.This is disgusting and cannot be condoned.Woman take them up,they should be sactioned.God almighty will console you on the death of your husband in Jesus name amen

  12. Tally

    October 19, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    this is touching! so sorry my sister. may the good Lord be with you and the rest of the family. it obvious that Kewve is not a qualify doctor is far from been called a doctor. how on earth will competent doctor gives someone of such a medical history an injection and you wont keep him at close look to observe the improvement and possible reaction. No! ST’ NICHOLAS folk up in this regard this hospital must be close down for time being and Kewve must be jail for using a precious life for experiment. Please madam your fight over this issue is not for Chaz B but for humanity and our future. thank you for this exposure.

  13. R

    October 19, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    If I read clearly there is a part which says he had organ transplant,in as much as the story is a sad one, the question is, WAS HE ON DRUGS i.e IMMUNOSUPRESSIVE? it is like for live, like HIV DRUGS for those with transplant,so there is a reason for everything,the entire fault may not be on the Doctors alone neither is it for ur side Madam,what I think is organ incompatibilies it do happen after such sugery and that was why I ask if he was on such drugs ,may God console u & ur family members AMEN.

  14. jenge

    October 21, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    at least the doctor would have allowed him to vomit for him to be okay. all these half bred doctors causing deaths here and there. may his soul RIP. I feel it was his time to go meet his maker.

  15. tee

    October 21, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    So sad!pls take heart Ma……the lord will comfort U and fight for u.just hold ur peace.

  16. uwem

    October 22, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    So so sad indeed, there are hundred unnamed patients being kills by doctors on daily basis due to negligence, incompetence and callousness. But unknown since no one is there to speak for them!

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