The practicing medical doctor died at the isolation ward, after contracting the virus from a patient he had been managing in a private hospital.
The deceased, who was once Vice President of the National Association of Resident Doctors in LUTH, becomes the first health worker in Nigeria to die from the novel coronavirus.
Confirming the death, the Chief Medical Director of LUTH, Professor Chris Bode, said that Doctor Chugbo was brought into the facility late on Monday, after showing severe symptoms.
Professor Bode said that the late doctor once worked with LUTH before going into private practice.
The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has condoled with the family of the doctor and members of the medical community over the loss.
Late Doctor Emeka specialized in obstetrics and gynecology.