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Police arrest suspects who allegedly robbed, killed Unilag medical graduate, Stephen Urueye
POLICE say they have arrested two suspects who robbed and killed Stephen Urueye, a graduate of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Lagos, Unilag.
Urueye participated in the convocation ceremony held on Wednesday at Unilag, Akoka campus.
But he died on Friday morning after he sustained stab wounds from the previous night when hoodlums attacked him.
He had been robbed in Idi-Araba, and then managed to get to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital where he was undertaking his housemanship.
According to the Lagos State Police Command, the arrested suspects, Gbadebo Jimoh and Malik Adeboye, were apprehended by operatives of the Itire Police Division on Friday.
Channels TV reported that the suspects, said to be experts in snatching mobile phones among other items in the Idi-Araba area, have been transferred to the state criminal investigation department, Yaba, for further questioning and investigation.
Following the death of Urueye, there was a demonstration at LUTH and there have been calls on the social media for the authorities to act on the security crisis in the area where the teaching hospital is situated.
The protesters at LUTH lamented the frequent attacks that take place in Mushin and Idi-Araba, and demanded more security in the communities.
It was also gathered that students and doctors have regularly complained to the hospital’s management about constant robbery attacks in the area.