Police arrests two suspects over UNILAG graduate murder

Stephen Urueye

Two suspects have been arrested in connection to the murder of a graduate of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Nigeria Police said.

Stephen Urueye was among the graduates convoked by his university on Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019. But he was reportedly stabbed and robbed a day after, which led to his death in the early hours of Friday.

The spokesperson of the Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police, Bala Elkana told EduCeleb.com Friday evening that two suspects, Gbadebo Jimoh and Malik Adeboye have since been arrested in connection to the murder.

“We have two suspects in custody,” he said in phone interview with our reporter. “They were arrested on Thursday. We are investigating the incident at the moment.”

Meanwhile, friends and former colleagues of the late Urueye took to the streets of Idi Araba on Friday over the incident and to protest the level of insecurity around the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), where the incident occurred.

Carrying placards with various inscriptions calling that justice be done in the case of Mr Urueye’s death, they deplored what they described as some high level of insecurity in the neighbourhood, saying that incidents of robbery had become very common there.

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Some of the protesters on the streets following the murder of Stephen Urueye

But Mr Elkana denied ever receiving any reports of such in the past.

“We have not been receiving complaints from that axis. I listened to them on TV. They even claimed that the situation had been like that over the years.

“I can assure you that we have adequate security patrolling our streets. We have also moved around the area to give them assurance of that.

“There are more patrols going on, which we have reinforced.”

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