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47 Years Old Man Hit By Stray Bullet At Rumuokoro During The Riot, Abandoned At UPTH, Appeals For Public Help To Live

by Anita Ogona

Another 47 years old man Amaechi Efungwu, who was also hit by a stray bullet and allegedly dropped off at UPTH by policemen is calling on the police authorities to save his life by paying his bills so that the bullet still inside him could be extracted

Amaechi narrating his ordeal said he was also hit by the bullet while running away to escape the riot during protest of yesterday.

He said the hospital officials told him that since he was shot at the back that one of his legs is temporarily paralyzed and that his hand also will be affected if he is not operated upon immediately to remove the bullet that he may die.

A family member of Amaechi battling with bullet inside of him said loved ones there, Ruth Efungwu said her Uncle Amaechi was brought to UPTH by a Police officer, identified as Ifeanyi Azunnaya and the DPO of Rumuokoro Police Station and appeal to them to save the life of his uncle.

UPDATES ON POLICE KILLING AT RUKPOKWU TODAY AND THOSE SHOT AND DROPPED AT UPTH

Please find 3 exclusive videos of UPTH Doctors and Nurses managing Mr. Amaechi Efungwu, 47 after he was shot and sent to the hospital with bullet still inside him till the time of this report. Also forwarded to you is an exclusive interview with Mr. Amaechi narrating his ordeal. His narrative showed that he was shot by the Police in the aftermath of the killing of the Keke Driver and their efforts to manage the ensued riot/protests. Also forwarded to you are some pictures of Mr. Amaechi (wrapped in red cloth) and the other person also shot (not wrapped) on the hospital bed.

The hospital officials reportedly said since he was shot at the back and one of his legs has temporarily paralyzed and his hand also being affected that if he is operated upon immediately to remove the bullet that he may die. So, that is suspended for now and the bullet is still inside him as at the time of this updates.

One of his loved ones there, Miss Ruth (08065213441,
07064267882), a Mass Communication graduate said Mr. Amaechi was brought to UPTH by a Police officer, Mr. Ifeanyi Azunnaya and the DPO of Rumuokoro Police Station.

You can call any of the phone numbers of Udoka above and speak with her and Mr. Amaechi on his hospital bed.

I will keep you posted of any new developments and updates on this matter.

Injury to one is injury to all.

Thank you.

Fyneface Dumnamene,
Human Rights Defender and Executive Director,
ADVOCACY CENTRE.

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