The spokesperson of the Delta state police command, DSP Bright Edafe, has dismissed claims that a medical doctor in the state was killed by family members of a patient.
The President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Dr Uche Ojinmah, had on Monday, January 2, released a statement in which he said that Dr Uiy Iluobe was murdered on December 31, 2022, by relatives of a patient in a hospital in Oghara, on December 31, 2022. Read here.
However in a tweet posted today, January 3, Edafe stated that the deceased was killed by cultists who came into the hospital and not family members of a patient.
Posting photos of members of the NMA in a meeting with the state Commissioner of Police today, Edafe wrote;
”Nigerian Medical Association visits CP Delta over the murder of Dr Uyi Iluobe by Suspected cultists who came into the hospital in oghara pretending to be patients and shot him while he was attending to them. He was not killed by the family of any dead patient as being alleged pls”