Posted By: Patience Ogbo
Dr. Jatto Stephen, Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, chairman, Ijaiye Ojokoro branch is lying critically ill at a Lagos hospital following gunshot wounds he sustained when armed men suspected to be assassins trailed and shot him.
Dr. Stephen who is also the Chief Medical Director of De Champion Hospital was said to be on his way home from office on June 24th when the incident happened.
According to an eye witness who requested anonymity, three armed men in a Toyota Corolla double -crossed Dr. Stephen at about 7pm that fateful day. But for divine intervention, the doctor would have been killed.
Dr. Stephen was driving in his Lexus SUV car, marked LSR 684 DA when the gun men shot him twice and immediately fled the scene.
The source added that Dr Stephen would have bled to death but for the quick intervention of the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in charge of Alakuko Police Station, Chief Superintendent of Police. Musa Alim that received the distressed call and dispatched Anti-Robbery team led by Supol Fasakin and Inspector Amos to the scene. The team who took the doctor to a private hospital for treatment. About 15 doctors were said to have conducted an emergency operation on Dr. Stephen .
Our correspondent learnt that the police recovered the Lexus jeep and parked it at the station. A police source confirmed that the timely arrival of the police saved the life of Dr Stephen as he has lost a lot of blood.
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