Olamilekan Ibidokun and his mom. He was blinded for refusing to affix cult group
A 23-year-old Nigerian man, Olamilekan Ibidokun has narrated the unhappy and touching story how he misplaced his sight after he was attacked by members of the Aiye confraternity within the Ketu space of Lagos, for refusing to affix the confraternity.
He narrated the story in an interview with Vanguard.
The incident, in line with him, occurred in December 2016, throughout a road carnival within the Ketu space of the state. He claimed that the attackers are nonetheless roaming the streets of Lagos freely, with out justice meted out.
He traced the genesis of his predicament to the day he met one Abass, who lived in the identical neibhourhood (Ketu) with him. He alleged that Abass, a member of Aiye confraternity constantly invited him to affix his group however that he refused.
In line with him: “He and different members invited me to affix the Aiye cult group and after I refused, they determined to punish me and use me for instance to others. I attended a carnival in 2016, in celebration of the Yuletide however as a substitute of having fun with myself, I used to be attacked by members of that dreadful sect. They stabbed me in each eyes and left me to die.
“ I used to be admitted at Bolakunmi Hospital, Ketu, for 2 weeks, from the place I used to be referred to the Ikorodu Common Hospital. From there I used to be referred to the Lagos State College Hospital, LUTH, and plenty of different hospitals. At some extent, I acquired bored with my dad and mom spending cash with none progress and I suggested them to cease.
“I used to see earlier than however now the whole lot has gone darkish. To adapt to the brand new state and add worth to myself, I attended the Federal Nigeria Society for The Blind, at Oshodi, the place I realized how one can use canes to make chairs, hamper, baskets amongst different issues.
“The challenges of getting issues carried out as a blind particular person is gigantic however I thank God for the reward of life and I stay hopeful that at some point, my perpetrators can be delivered to e book,” he stated.
Ibidokun on the hospital after getting blinded
His mom, Mrs. Fausat Ayeni-Ibidokun, subsequently appealed to the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, to assist her household by guaranteeing that the perpetrators of the act have been arrested.
She defined that the incident was reported on the Ketu division however that nothing had been carried out to impact the arrest of these allegedly accountable.
She alleged that she gave the Investigative Police Officer, IPO, and the Divisional Crime Officer, DCO, then some cash to pursue the case, with out end result.
She stated: “I stored going to the station to hunt justice. At some extent, the Inspector annoyed my efforts as a result of he was consistently demanding cash and I didn’t know what to do. Anytime I went to the station, I used to be informed that the DPO was not round. Out of frustration, I needed to depart the matter to God”.
However she stated that info reached her that the alleged mastermind of her son’s assault and chief of the Aiye Confraternity, was receiving remedy on the Gbadaga Common Hospital.
She stated:“ For this reason I rushed to the media to alert safety brokers, with the hope that the suspect can be arrested and my son given justice.
“I’m interesting to the Commissioner of Police to please use his workplace to carry these criminals who’ve been wreaking havoc in Ketu axis for a very long time to e book”, she stated.