Coronavirus kills Nigerian UK-based doctor

Coronavirus kills Nigerian UK-based doctor


A Nigerian medical doctor, Alfa Sa’adu, has died in the United Kingdom after being infected with Coronavirus.

A family member of the deceased confirmed the death to newsmen in Nigeria.

The 68-year-old man, who is a native of Kwara State, died on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

Until his demise, Sa’adu worked at Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust and was a former Medical Director of London Hospital.

According to the family member, the deceased’s wife is also a medical doctor living; and working in the United kingdom.


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Ahman Makams, a nephew of the late 68-year-old, told newsmen that Dr Sa’adu contracted the virus; after going to a hospital as a consultant to help patients struggling with the disease.

He said, “Just lost my uncle this morning In London. Until his death, he was Galadima of Patigi; and former Medical Director of London Hospital.

“May his soul rest in peace and may Allah grant him with Aljannah.

“He went as a consultant to help; and it was in the process that he contracted the virus.”

Dr Sa’adu graduated from University College, London, with a BSC in Anatomy in 1973; and from University College Hospital Medical School with MB.BS in 1976.

He returned to Nigeria in 1979 for his National Youth Service before teaching and training; at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital in Zaria, Kaduna State.

Sa’adu, who is the third Galadiman Patigi and was turbaned in March 2000, returned to London in 1984; and rose to become the Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive at Ealing Hospital NHS Trust.

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