Dr Stephen Urueye, a House Officer at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), was stabbed to death by hoodlums on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
Urueye was reportedly robbed of his valuables and stabbed by hoodlums who cornered him along Idi Araba road, where LUTH is located, late on Thursday. He died hours later after efforts to save his life in the hospital failed.
The tragic stabbing happened just a day after Urueye graduated from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on Wednesday, April 3.
Urueye’s death has sparked outrage from students and doctors at LUTH who lamented that the area had been unsafe for a long time without any efforts by security agencies to arrest the situation.
On Friday, April 5, Urueye’s colleagues protested against the injuctice of his death and demanded the apprehension of his killers.
The spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, revealed that two suspects have been arrested in connection to Urueye’s murder.
He told TheCable that the two suspects, identified as Gbadebo Jimoh and Malik Adeboye, were arrested on Friday by men of the Itire division of the command and have been transferred to the state criminal investigation department, Yaba, for interrogation.