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Stephen Urueye: LUTH breaks silence on death of medical doctor, as students protest


Some medical students of University of Lagos, UNILAG, on Friday staged a protest over the death of a medical graduate of the University, Dr. Stephen Urueye, at Idi Araba, Lagos.

Stephen Urueye was reportedly stabbed to death at the gate of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, on Thursday, just a day after his convocation.

The management, speaking on the incident, urged doctors and students to remain calm over the incident.

Kelechi Otuneme, Public Relations Officer of LUTH, narrating the incident in a statement, said all efforts to resuscitate Urueye both at the accident and emergency ward and later at the intensive care unit failed.

The statement read: “Members of top management and Specialist Consultants, including the Chief Medical Director were on the ground till late this morning when he passed on,

“The matter has since been reported to the police and investigation is ongoing. We implore all staff to be calm and refrain from speculative or inflammatory comments or statements and go about their lawful duties as investigation continues.

“Our heart goes out to his family, colleagues, friends and the LUTH community as we pray that God will comfort us all on this time of great mourning.”

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