A graduating medical student of Abia State University, Dr Nneoma Uhuegbu, died on Wednesday in a ghastly accident in Umuahia, barely 24 hours to her official induction as a medical practitioner.
She was reportedly travelling to Umuahia to collect her induction gown as a freshly-minted medical doctor when the accident occurred.
Her induction was billed to hold today, July 28 at the Abia State University.
Eye witness says she was the only casualty in the accident, as 12 other passengers and the driver of the vehicle survived.
Her friend, Ogbonnaya Bonky Chibuzor, in a tribute to the deceased posted on Facebook, described the death of the doctor, in a poetry manner, as an ”audacity of death”.”The reckless, arrogant enemy of humanity has struck again.
”On this occasion, its wicked hands did us an irreparable damage which is permanent. It has snatched away a humble, brilliant, amiable, creative and hard-working doctor from us, in a rude and shocking manner.
”Nneoma has spent eight years of her life studying medicine & surgery. Their induction into the medical body was scheduled to hold this Thursday 28 July.
”What a loss!!!.. What happens to the project I wanted you to be part of? what of the lives you planned to save as a medical doctor should we forget about it?
”No!!!! Hey, I am dreaming, some one should tell me am hallucinating.
”We are all aware of death’s recklessness, yet we raise our heads with pride, as the faithful children of God Almighty, who believe in His holiness, the resurrection of Jesus and His superior power over all mundane activities and interests of this wicked world.
”God has allowed in His wisdom, what his power can avoid. We love you Dr Nneoma…. The Lord grant your family and colleagues the fortitude to bear this great loss. I will see you in Heaven, RIP Nneoma.”