Two students of Nursing Department, University of Nigeria, Enugu campus, weekend, narrated how their phones were stolen at Enugu State Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu, by yet-to-be-identified people.
They had gone to the teaching hospital to write their professional exam when they fell into the trap of the thieves.
One of them, Hyginus, said, “It was unfortunate. We were asked to keep our bags somewhere close to the hall we were writing the exam. After the exam, we realised that our phones had been stolen. Almost all of us lost our phones.”
Another victim, Miss Ngozi Anselm, said, “That was one of my worst days in life. I couldn’t imagine how a place that looked secured would be where somebody could go in and ransack our bags and steal our phones and other valuables.
“Whether the act was perpetrated by ESUT medical students or workers, I wouldn’t know. Till today, most of us are yet to recover from the shock.”
Adadareporters gathered that the students first wrote the professional exam in November last years, but because they performed excellent, the board asked them to retake the exam, in the belief that they cheated.
It was during the retake that they were robbed by unknown men at the teaching hospital.
A worker at the hospital, who does not want his name to be mentioned, said, “ESUT Teaching Hospital is notorious. I can’t count how many times some persons have lost their valuables in the premises of the hospital. I recall when a medical doctor, after work, raised alarm over the stealing of his car battery.
“Another also lost his laptop computer when his wife was delivered of a baby in the hospital. The truth is that ESUT, located in the heart of Enugu, is the busiest hospital in the state and beyond. So, there are always too many people, some of them come there to steal.”