It's sad the amount of young lives that are taken from the world by avoidable circumstances. Young and promising Dr. Urueye Stephen aka Sarutobi, a House Officer at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, who had just recently waved good bye to the Lagos State University on Tuesday April 2nd, was stabbed to death by some robbers.
According to social media reports, armed robbers have constantly terrorized the doctor quarters, but the death of Stephen was a heavy slam on the neck.
Viral reports from social media says that Stephen's murdered attacked him while he was casually walking along Idi Araba road where LUTH is located. Like every normal day, he wouldn't have guessed such fate was lurking around the corner for him. They stabbed him before taking away his properties.
Why couldn't they just rob him and keep his life?
Students and doctor colleagues have taken to Twitter and the streets of Lagos to protest and seek justice for Stephen. #Justiceforstephen.
His friend and former UNILAG SUG president, Adeyeye Olorunfemi, took to his Facebook to mourn his passing and wrote;
And we lost Stephen.
We lost this young Doctor who wants to save lives to insecurity.
He died 24 hours after his graduation. After 8 years of struggle in the jungle called Nigeria.
He was stabbed by armed robbers and died of stab wounds right in front of a government teaching hospital- LUTH.
The medical students said they have always complained about the frequent robbery attacks around and on the College of Medicine, Idi-Araba Campus but the Management keep turning deaf ears.
You know ‘noisemakers’ like us like to protest. But you don’t want to protest because you don’t want to die.
Events have shown us that you don’t have to partake in any protest before you die in Nigeria. Just be a Nigerian!
We are all in this together.
My heart is heavy!
This is sad!