The family of a doctor at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) has clarified that their son, Crystal Akpan, never committed suicide as wrongly circulated on social media.
According to a statement by Casper Akpan for the family, the deceased had earlier complained that he was not feeling well and that he was weak. His wife contacted the head of his unit in UCTH who thereafter sent two medical doctors to treat and attend to him.
Casper Akpan added that the health condition worsened after some days and Crystal Akpan eventually died on October 26, 2021.
The family also debunked claims that the late doctor failed his residency examination.
According to them, Doctor Crystal in 2016 passed both the National and West African colleges and became a senior Registrar in the Cardiology unit until his demise.
Therefore, the family urged the public to disregard the information circulated on social media and asked that they should respect the dead and allow the family to mourn their son