KNUST SHS student who passed away died of stomach ulcer, not COVID-19 - Report

KNUST SHS student who passed away died of stomach ulcer, not COVID-19 - Report

- It has been revealed that Richard Leonard Sam, the KNUST SHS boy who passed away from what people feared was COVID-19, actually died of a stomach ulcer

- Leonard reportedly started experiencing stomach aches after breakfast on Tuesday and the situation worsened by lunch time

- He was a day student who had been sent to be resident at the school for safety reasons

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Richard Leonard Sam, the young final year student who died at KNUST SHS over fears of having contracted COVID-19, reportedly died of a stomach ulcer instead.

This is according to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Ghanaguardian.com where it was also revealed that he was originally a day student.

A family source indicated that the boy had been sent to be a resident at the school to be kept safe from COVID-19 and to prepare for the upcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

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KNUST SHS student who passed away died of stomach ulcer & not COVID-19 - Report

Source: UGC
Source: UGC

However, after breakfast on that fateful Tuesday on 7 July, Leonard started experiencing pains in his stomach due to the ulcer.

His friends encouraged and reassured him that all was going to be well, but it only escalated and by the afternoon that day the situation had become unbearable for the lad.

Teachers shied away from attending to him and rather called his parents because they feared he had probably contracted the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Sadly, he lost his life at the hospital on the same day, sparking a protest among his fellow KNUST students.

In another report, Amarachi Okafor, a young Nigerian lady, has been celebrated on her day of graduation as she was able to set up two all-girls businesses when she was still a student.

The story was shared on social media by Enugu Metropolitan Network in a heartwarming post sighted by YEN.com.gh on their official Twitter handle.

According to the report, Amarachi graduated from Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, Nigeria.

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