Mr. Ayo Owolabi The father to the late Channels Television reporter, Precious Owolabi, who was killed during the Shiites protest in Abuja last week Monday recently gave his opinion on who is to blame for his son’s death and has called for a probe on the Garki Hospital due to improper handling of his son’s emergency.
The reporter who also doubled as a corp member was killed alongside a police officer.
During a condolence visit on Sunday by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Kaduna. Owolabi had revealed that the doctor who was supposed to perform his son’s operation was to blame for his untimely death, saying that the surgeon had been absent for the operation after the late Owolabi was stabilized had been absent after he was supposed to be on call for the surgery.
“There is nothing anyone can do in a situation like this. One has to take it as one of those challenges of life. I felt pained.
“The only thing that made me sad outside the event was that when I learnt about what happened immediately after he was shot.
“He was taken to the first hospital where they said they could not handle his case and was referred to Garki hospital where he was attended to and was stabilised.
“But the doctor, who was supposed to do surgery on him, was far away. Possibly if he was available, the boy’s life would have been saved and that would have saved us from this agony we found ourselves in for the past one week.
“I would have loved to find out why the doctor was not around. And what step has the management of that hospital taken on that doctor’s action.
“I saw the boy in a video sitting down, holding his tummy and bleeding. But the doctor to do the surgery was nowhere to be found,” Owolabi said.