MEET FRANK OSHANUGOR
By Frank Oshanugor
The Commissioner of Police, Delta State, Ari Muhammed Ali, has promised a diligent investigation into the recent murder of Dr. Uyi Iluobe of Oliver Clinic, Oghareki Oghara in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State.
The police boss gave the assurance on Tuesday when he received members of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Delta State Chapter in his office over the death of Dr. Iluobe, who was murdered in his hospital on 29th December, 2022.
According to police sources, 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 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 in company of the suspects.
The Commissioner of Police, while extending his heartfelt condolences to the family members of the deceased medical doctor and members of the Nigerian Medical Association, reassured them that the case will be thoroughly investigated to ensure that the deserved justice is served.
Meanwhile, the Police Command has dismissed the rumours making rounds that the family members of a supposedly dead patient were responsible for the murder of the doctor. “It is completely false and should be disregarded as there is no record of any patient that died prior to the unfortunate incidence.”
The Command has sought the assistance of all and sundry in its effort to lift the veil off the face of the perpetrators.