By OKECHUKWU PEACE
Following speculations about the controversial circumstance surrounding the death of Dr. Hestia Idiodi-Thomas, a female medical doctor with the hospital, the Management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi Araba, Lagos, has appealed for caution
Insiders had alleged that late Hestiana was a victim of domestic abuse from her medical consultant hubby who worked with Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).
In a statement, the hospital management appealed to all to wait for the result of the Coroner’s inquest into the death of the late doctor.
The statement said: “On Tuesday, 14th October 2015, Dr (Mrs) Hestia Idiodi-Thomas, a young Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and staff of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital was brought to the LUTH Accidents and Emergency Department following injuries sustained in tragic circumstances within her home environment.
“All efforts at resuscitating her failed and she was pronounced dead. The untimely death of this mother of two was a rude shock to her colleagues and the entirety of the LUTH community. “The police were promptly informed and a Coroner’s inquest into the case is almost completed.
“Dr Heista Idiodi-Thomas was beloved by her colleagues, patients and all members of LUTH community who admired her dedication to duty, her gentle ever-smiling mien and humility to all. We shall all miss her.
“While we pray for the repose of her soul, we appeal to all to refrain from any speculations about the cause of death until the coroner’s verdict has been pronounced. “We therefore implore the press and the general public to please respect the memory of this rare gem and leave the family to mourn as they should during this difficult period.”