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How Doctors’ Strike Caused Amaka Igwe’s Death



Fresh facts have emerged over the death of foremost Nigerian film maker, writer, and television drama producer, Mrs. Amaka Igwe, who passed on Monday night in Enugu.

Narrating how his wife died, Mr. Charles Igwe, the husband, said: “They were in her home town in Enugu preparing for her new soap, and Amaka was taking some of the people through acting when she had an asthma attack. After using inhaler without success, she was taken to a nearby hospital, but they were told that the doctor was not around.

They then went to the teaching hospital in Enugu, where they were again told that the doctors were on strike. It was while they were taking her to another hospital that she died.” The husband disclosed this while receiving delegates from the national executive of the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP) who paid him a condolence visit.

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