The Governor of Delta State and vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ifeanyi Okowa, has condemned the murder of a medical doctor, Uyi Iluobe, in a hospital in the state.
Punch Metro had reported that Iluobe was allegedly attacked and killed by the relatives of his patient at a hospital in Oghara in Ethiope West Local Council of the state.
The Guardian reported that the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Olisa Ifeajika, in a statement, expressed the governor’s disapproval of the act by the assailants, describing it as barbaric and reprehensible.
He, therefore, charged security agencies to intensify investigation into the killing and to leave no stone unturned to fish out his assailants and bring them to justice.
According to the governor, the killing of the medical doctor was unjust and unprovoked, adding that it was an act by agents against peace and progress in the state and should be flayed by every well-meaning citizen of Delta.
The governor also warned criminals to leave the state, saying that every criminal act would be tracked, unravelled and prosecuted.
The statement read, “As a government, we will support the security agencies to do everything possible to unearth those behind his killing and bring them to justice.
“As Deltans, we have a duty to report all crimes and criminality around us to security agencies for prompt action, and I therefore, urge all Deltans to be part of the process of ridding the state of criminal elements.”