There was a stampede in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, Wednesday as a teacher at Saint Lukes Grammar School, Molete, Nasiru Lukuman, slumped while teaching in the classroom.
Surprisingly, vice-principal of the same school, Emmanuel Olajide, reportedly died last week as a result of hunger apparently due to non-payment of four months salary by the state government.
It was gathered that Lukman (37), who teaches Accounting, sustained an injury on his head and was quickly taken to Molete Health Care Centre following profuse bleeding for some minutes after which he became unconscious.
His wife, Mrs Modupe Nasiru, wept uncontrollably and pleaded with the state government to assist Lukman by moving him to a standard hospital for adequate treatment.
“My husband has been vomiting blood since morning when he collapsed and had become unconscious since then. There is no money to take him to a standard hospital for proper medical attention for now, and we don’t have anybody to run to for assistance.
“Our two children are even staying with my mother because we could not afford taking care of them as my husband’s salaries have not been paid. I’m appealing to well-meaning people to assist us and save the life of my husband.”
Meanwhile, a member of the State Assembly representing Ibadan South East, Ademola Akeem Ige, visited the teacher in the hospital and rendered financial assistance to him, though he (the teacher) is still reportedly receiving treatment.