Wasiu Adeyemo, chairman security advisory committee of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital ( LUTH), has revealed that Dr. Urueye Stephen, who died of his wounds after he was stabbed outside the hospital environment on Thursday night, was the only son of a widow.
According to TheCable, Adeyemo, who narrated what happened to the deceased, said doctors and specialists tried their best to save Stephen’s life.
“Doctor Stephen Urueye was injured outside the hospital environment. It was around 11pm yesterday, he was with a friend when he was attacked,” Adeyemo said who spoke on behalf of the chief medical doctor.
“She said she didn’t know he had been stabbed until she saw blood stains on him. When I got here, I saw he was being resuscitated by both senior and junior doctors. The story I heard from the friend that was with him was that he left LUTH and was going towards Ojuelegba around 9pm thereabout, before he got to Bello street, around the canal, some hoodlums came and they attacked him, collected some of the items he had with him. He was stabbed in the process.
“Because where he was stabbed was not far from the school, he made an attempt to rush back to the school. He was able to get himself close to the main gate where he collapsed. The security officials saw him and they called the attention of the management, so he was rushed to the accident and emergency unit. He was already gasping when he got to the A&E and few minutes after he had an arrest.”
“So the team of specialists on call started the resuscitation process. It was at that time that I got to the A&E. Within 25 minutes, the chief medical director got there. The pulse came back and when he was a little bit stable, we transferred him to the intensive care unit of the hospital. Within 30-40 minutes, he had another arrest. Resuscitation started again but unfortunately, he didn’t make it,” he said.
“He is in his mid-twenties. He started his housemanship last year and he just had his graduation on Wednesday. We have contacted the family, we invited them. about five of them came and told them what happened. The mum is a widow and he is the only son.”
The Lagos state police command said they have arrested two suspects in connection with the murder of Urueye.
“After a journey of 7 years, I give God all the glory. Dr. Urueye Stephen (mb,bs Lagos),” was said to be the last message posted by the deceased on his Facebook page after his graduation from UNILAG on Thursday..