The Enugu state police command have forcefully chained a affected person, with bullet wound harm to his hospital mattress within the emergency unit of Nationwide Orthopedic Hospital Enugu following the August 23rd bloodbath of Enugu youths in Emene-Enugu, Vanguard reviews.
The affected person, Abraham Ani, informed Vanguard that he has been on the chain since August 26 and handed each urine and excrement from the mattress as he can’t transfer round.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe mentioned he was not conscious of the event, whereas the Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Cajetan Nwadinigwe insisted that Vanguard should accompany him to confirm if the story was true. The affected person nevertheless confirmed that he was nonetheless on the chain as on the time of this report.
The affected person, Abraham mentioned: “The Police chained me to my hospital mattress as a result of on Sunday August 23, I got here out from my yard going to church at St. Joseph’s, once I met one boy who informed me that the Biafra individuals got here and warned them contained in the church that the church has dismissed. I instantly turned on my road and began going again.
At the moment gunshots had rented the air and out of the blue one soldier bumped into our road and opened hearth indiscriminately. I made a decision to cover myself and dodged beside a automobile in order that I’d not be hit by a stray bullet, this was beside my home.
“The soldier got here and noticed me the place I beckoned beside the automobile and pulled me out. I informed him that he ought to take a look at me that I used to be going to church once I began listening to the commotion and determined to return. I used to be pleading with him to go away me alone however he continued hitting me together with his gun when one other soldier got here and informed him to go away the boy and let’s go. Instantly after his colleague informed him to go away me, he shot me on my leg and left me there.
“I began shouting for assist when our yard members got here out to note it was me. They rushed me to a close-by hospital that was not open however our neighborhood watch personnel got here and referred to as the physician on the cellphone earlier than they opened the hospital they usually began attending to me. I used to be nonetheless there when the police, military and others got here in there, greeted me and mentioned sorry to me, that I used to be not the one they had been on the lookout for they usually left. Later within the night of the identical day one other group of policemen got here and interviewed me. I informed them that I work at Emenite and confirmed them my Id card and informed them what occurred they usually left.
“The next day, I went for an x-ray that indicated I’ve a damaged bone and the hospital referred me to Nationwide Orthopedic hospital Enugu. I used to be nonetheless within the hospital when the Emene cops, whom I do know and a few of them know me fairly effectively, they mentioned they needed to take me to Orthopedic however they took me straight to the commissioner of police.
On the state CID, the IPO, Henry, and one other policeman went and met with the commissioner of police. Once they got here out, they mentioned I ought to give them gas cash, that I’m fortunate. I informed them that I didn’t do something as a result of I don’t belong to unhealthy firms. I informed them that what introduced me to Enugu was to search out how I may also help my blind mom and so I can’t have interaction in idleness.
“They introduced me again to Orthopedic and we exchanged phone numbers. I gave them gas cash as a result of we had been pals however the next day, the IPO got here again to chain me on this mattress, saying that he has order, that they had been nonetheless investigating the matter. The IPO later got here again to inform me that I ought to search for a lawyer.
What did I try this I ought to search for a lawyer? The docs and medical employees right here have been aggravated over the matter. I’ve been on this chain since August 26. I’m struggling for what I don’t know something about.”