Ogbe died as a result of serious head injuries he sustained after a high jump during the school’s inter-house sports on March 1, 2017.
The shocking story how an SS3 student who was the best science in his school died has left many people in serious shock.
A 16-year-old student of ASACS International Staff College in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Master Michael Paul Ogbe, has died.
The boy’s mother, Mrs. Marian Nnanna Ogbe, has called for a probe of the incident and justice over the untimely death of her only son.
Michael died barely a week after he returned to the school, which runs a boarding system. He was the best science SS3 student and only son of the family, having lost his father some years ago.
According to sources, the boy would have survived if he was rushed immediately to the hospital for treatment after the head injury. It was also gathered that the school lacked high jump facilities as Michael’s colleagues claimed that it was a small mattress that was placed on the ground for the students to land on.
The school’s Principal, Mr. Odo Cosmas Uchenna, said that only the proprietor, Chief A.B. Ekwere who also owns Dorben Polytechnic in Bwari, could speak on the matter because it was a sensitive one.
Explaining details of the shocking incident, a medical personnel at the Emergency Ward of the Bwari General Hospital, who attended to Michael, said that he was brought in at about 1pm that fateful day unconscious with foam on his mouth.
He said that the medical team did everything to revive him until he gave up the ghost. He described the case as unfortunate.
Mrs Ogbe told Authority that she singlehandedly brought up Michael as they lost the father at his tender age, lamented that she was not immediately informed when the incident occurred. She got to the hospital at about 2.30pm to meet her son already packaged for the mortuary.
She lamented that if only she was called immediately, she would have taken Michael to a private specialist hospital for adequate medical attention.
Mrs. Ogbe recalled that the deceased had a premonition of his death as he was reluctant to return to school after the mid-term break.
“He was supposed to return to school at the weekend but he did not go, we had to force him to go on Tuesday,” she said.
“Michael was a computer wiz-kid. He did not have any training yet he was an expert. He used Apple laptops because he said other brands were too simple. Michael wanted to work as a computer security expert in government or a telecommunications company,” Ogbe said, displaying a form she obtained from Kwantlem Polytechnic University, Metro Vancouver, BC Canada where he was billed to resume in September 2017 after his final examination at the college.
“Michael was born on July 21, 2000, he had other siblings and his father died when he was four years old. He was respectful, intelligent and God-fearing and paid his tithe from his pocket money and cared for his sisters.
“I miss him so much, I can’t give birth again, I don’t even have a husband, I don’t know where to start from. Life has no meaning anymore; I worked so hard for Michael. His last trip to Germany was two years ago and he underwent 31 tests; he was fit; he has no negative medical history. The school is so careless, they don’t take care of the students, I want justice done. I gave you a live child and you are giving me back a dead one. They should explain what happened to him. It wouldn’t have taken me 40 minutes to get to the school,” she lamented.