A Nigerian student at one of the local medical schools died at Milton Cato Memorial Hospital last Thursday.
The student, Johnson Nwafor, is a enrolled in pre-med at the American University of St. Vincent.
Nwafor, who is between 22 and 23 years old, had meningitis — an acute inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, and cerebral abscess, a source familiar with the development told I-Witness News.
Nwafor is said to a have been in an out of hospital since March, and was last admitted Tuesday.
“It is really sad. He came here to study, not to die,” the source told I-Witness News.
The school is said to be organising a memorial service for the student, whose body will be sent back to Nigeria for burial.