Maxwell Etoromi, the late son of Nigeria’s former aviation minister, Senator Stella Oduah, died on Friday, August 26, 2016 after suffering a brain hemorrhage, it has been revealed.
Medical professionals at the Nigerian Turkish Nizamiye Hospital in Abuja, confirmed the development. According to the doctors who reportedly spoke anonymously to SaharaReporters, Mr. Etoromi was admitted into their care from another hospital, Zankli Medical Centre, but died almost promptly.
“He was brought to us with the request that we admit him, and we said, why not?” one of the doctors said.
“Despite our best efforts he died in our care just 30 minutes after we admitted him. We could not do anything to revive him because he arrived in a coma. We tried cardiac life support, but it was too late by the time he arrived,” he added.
Another doctor said Etoromi arrived at their health facility with a “subarachnoid hemorrhage” on Thursday, August 25, 2016, evening around 6PM and was already in the worst stage of coma possible, he died some 30 minutes later.
Subarachnoid hemorrhaging can have several causes, including a traumatic head injury, a bleeding disorder, or the incorrect use of blood thinning medication.
The doctors said they were in no position to immediately declare the cause of Mr. Etoromi’s death, but said they just issued a death certificate in which they reported that that he had significant hemorrhaging.
A source close to Ms. Oduah, who is the current senator representing Anambra State, disclosed that Mr. Etoromi had been given the wrong kind of medication after he had his tooth pulled at another hospital creating complications that ultimately led to his death.