Delta CP pledges thorough investigation

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The Delta State Commissioner of Police, Ari Ali, on Tuesday, held a meeting with members of the state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association who visited him in his office over the murder of Dr. Uyi Iluobe, who was shot dead in his hospital, Olivet Clinic, Oghareki,  Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area, on December 29, 2022, by some gunmen.

A statement issued by the spokesman for the State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, at the end of the meeting said preliminary investigation revealed that on the said date, a female patient whose name and address were not known came to the hospital at about 7:40pm pretending to have abdominal pain.

While the doctor was attending to her, she made a phone call to the suspects whom she deceptively invited to come and pay her bill and that she was being treated by the doctor.

Moments later, the gunmen stormed the hospital in a Toyota vehicle, entered the doctor’s office, and shot him twice in the chest, leading to his death while the purported female patient fled alongside the suspects.

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The Commissioner of Police, while extending his heartfelt condolence to the family members of the deceased medical doctor and also members of the NMA, reassured them that the case would be thoroughly investigated to ensure that the deserved justice was served.

The police statement said, “It is pertinent to state clearly that the rumour making the rounds that the family members of a supposedly dead patient were responsible for the murder of the doctor is completely false and should be disregarded as there is no record of any patient that died prior to the unfortunate incident.”

The PPRO stated that the Command was calling for “the assistance of all and sundry in the effort to lift the veil off the face of the perpetrators.”

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