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Stella Oduah's son was brought to us in coma; doctors open up on cause of his death

Doctors at the Nizamiye Hospital in Abuja confirmed that Stella Oduah’s son, Maxwell Omabuwa Chinedu Etoromi, died after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

According to doctors who spoke with SR anonymously, Maxwell 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. He added: “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.”

Another doctor who spoke to SR said Mr. Etoromi arrived at their facility with a “subarachnoid hemorrhage” on Thursday 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 Maxwell's death, but said they issued a death certificate in which they reported that he had significant hemorrhaging.

A source close to Senator Ms. Oduah, a former Minister of Aviation, told SR that Maxwell had been given the wrong kind of medication after he had his tooth pulled at another hospital, which created complications that ultimately led to his death.