Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh of First Consultants Hospital has died from the Ebola Virus Disease, which she contracted after attending to Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian/American who brought the disease into Nigeria.
Dr. Adadevoh was infected when she forcefully restricted Mr. Sawyer to his bed after he tried to remove the drip administered on him.
Observers said, yesterday, that her action probably saved many Nigerian lives because, if Sawyer had succeeded in forcing himself out of the hospital, it would have been difficult to trace those who had contact with him.
According to reports, she went into a coma on Monday and despite the valiant battle by the medical team to save her life, she could not survive the scourge of the disease.
Over the weekend, reports had suggested that she had survived the disease and had been discharged from quarantine, until the Minister of health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu issued a
statement clarifying that she was not the survivor.
Although, there was high hopes that she would miraculously pull through, it didn’t become a
The late Dr. Adadevoh was the first grandchild of Mrs Sarah Idowu Abigail Adadevoh nee Macaulay, making her a great granddaughter of the late nationalist Herbert Macaulay described as the founder of Nigerian nationalism.
Her Father was Prof. Babatunde Kwaku Adadevoh, who was a grandson of the grand old man of Nigerian anti-colonial politics. He was also a physician.
Family Tree Genealogy website has Sarah Abigail Idowu Macaulay as the daughter of Herbert Macaulay. She went on to marry Adadevoh.
According to Family Tree, they have six children listed as follows;
Kwame Adadevoh, Kwaku Adadevoh, Stella Shade Ameyo Adadevoh, Charity Ronke Awoyo Adadevoh, Kowu Adadevoh and Awushi Adadevoh.