The police in Delta state says a preliminary investigation carried out in the case of the murder of Delta-based medical doctor, Uyi Iluobe, shows that a female pretending to be a patient invited the men who shot the doctor dead at Olivet Clinic, Oghareki, Oghara, Ethiope West LGA, Delta State on December 29, 2022.
Recall that the Nigerian Medical Association NMA had released a statement alleging that family members of a patient killed the doctor.
However, in a statement released on January 3, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Bright Edafe, said;
”Preliminary investigation revealed that on the said date, a female patient whose name and address are not known came to the hospital at about 1940 hours 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 hoodlums stormed the hospital in a Toyota vehicle, entered the doctor’s office, and shot him twice in the chest, leading to his death. The purported female patient fled alongside the suspects.”
Edafe said that the state Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, on Wednesday, January 3, received members of the Nigerian Medical Association Delta State Chapter in his office.
He stated that the Commissioner of Police, while extending his heartfelt condolences to the family members of the deceased medical doctor and also members of the Nigerian Medical Association, reassured them that the case will be thoroughly investigated to ensure that the deserved justice is served.