Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Five More Suspects Arrested In UNILAG Doctor's Murder


Dr. Stephen Urueye


Five more persons have been arrested by the police over the killing of a doctor at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, last Friday.

A House Officer at LUTH, Dr. Stephen Urueye was stabbed to death a day after his convocation.

Urueye was among the students who graduated at the 50th convocation of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) last Wednesday.

Police spokesman Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), told The Nation last night that five more suspects had been arrested.

This brings to seven the suspects arrested in connection with the doctor’s death.

Urueye, it was learnt, received alert of his first salary as house officer the day he was stabbed by the robbers.

He was stabbed in front of the Sickle Cell Centre, near the teaching hospital’s gate, Idi-Araba, Mushin by robbers.

With blood gushing out from his thigh, he ran into the LUTH compound where he was taken to the Accident and Emergency Centre (A&E).

He was later transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

There, his fellow house officers and senior doctors battled all through the night to save him, but he died around 3:43am.

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