Father of slain Channels TV reporter, Precious Owolabi, speaks.

Owolabi, father of the slain Channels TV reporter, Precious Owolabi, has called for the probe of Garki Hospital over alleged poor handling of the emergency.

Owolabi, 23, was killed during the protest by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) last Monday in Abuja.

Late Precious Owolabi: predicted national fame, but came posthumously. Slain Channels TV reporter.

The deceased’s father, speaking on Sunday when his family was paid a visit by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Kaduna, wondered why the doctor who was supposed to perform surgery on the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member was not within reach after his son had been stabilised.

“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,” Mr Owoabi said.

“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.”

Osinbajo described Owolabi’s death as a national tragedy that would never be forgotten in history.

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