Shiites: Precious Owolabi's Father Blames Hospital For Son's Death
Vice-President Yemi Osibanjo visits the Owolabis on Sunday, July 28, 2019 (image courtesy Yemi Osinbajo)

Ayo Owolabi, the father of the youth corps member serving with Channels TV killed during Shiite protest, Precious, has demanded a probe of Garki Hospital over alleged poor handling of the emergency case of his son.

Precious, alongside a senior police officer, during the Shiites and police clash last Monday.

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The remains of the corps member have been buried in Wusasa cemetery, Zaria, Kaduna state.

Concise News gathered that during a condolence visit to the family by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Owolabi’s father blamed the doctor who was supposed to perform surgery on his son for being absent after he was initially stabilised.

“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,” he said.

“The only thing that made me sad outside the event was that when I learned 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 stabilized.

“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.”

The Vice President was accompanied by Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Ibrahim Shuaibu, top security chiefs, and traditional leaders, to the family.