Lost one of his limbs due to an unfortunate reckless driver right in his office premises, 25-years -old Mr. Nnamani Okechukwu is in dire need of N2.5 million for artificial limbs to enable him move around and fend for himself.
Charles, an orphan, who was at the headquarters of the Vanguard Media Limited, recently is currently helpless as he alleged that no member of his family is ready to help him. According to Okechukwu, who worked with Gacco Security Company, as a gateman at Pretanial Hotel and Suites Ajao Estate Lagos before the sad event took place.
Okechukwu was said to be on duty precisely on 7th, August 2016, around 12:00am when one of the regular customers to the hotel drove in side with his Nissan jeep. ‘’I approached him at the gate as a gateman and asked whether he has come to lodge or drink at the bar? He told me he wanted to lodge then I opened the gate he drove in and parked his car.
Surprisingly, he came down with his colleagues pushed me in an intimidating and arrogant manner but I ignored them and went back to my duty post and watched Mr. Emmanuel Chukwu as he entered the bar instead of lodging like he told me’’.
Unfortunately, for Okechukwu, the same customer while exiting the hotel at about 2:00am the next day hit him with his Nissan jeep. He was however, rescued by the hotel workers who later rushed him to Fate city Hospital at Ajao Estate for first aid treatment.
Later referred to National Orthopaedic Hospital Igbobi Lagos at 4:00am. Okechukwu stated that Dr. Adeleke who was in charge of his treatment took him to the threatre for surgery and was able to fix the veins and detected that the nerves was totally damaged. After one week of monitoring the leg there was no improvement and the leg was amputated.
He stated that the doctor gave him two prescriptions of artificial limbs at the rate of N1.9 and N2.5 million.
Okechukwu alleged that since after the accident, Emmanuel who was alleged to be the cause of his predicament has refused to assist him. ‘’ I am appealing to the state government, corporate organisations and well meaning Nigerians to help me acheive my dreams. I want to go back to school. I am an orphan and my uncle and relatives have refused to help me.”
If you are touched with his story, please send you donation to Mr. Nnamani Okechukwu Charles, Zennith Bank : 2080837895, or Nnamami Okechukwu Charles, FCMB: 4786921017 or call on 08037274540.