…appeals for assistance to undergo surgery

A medical student from the Ekiti State University, EKSU, in Ado-Ekiti, Mr. Victor Ogungbemi, has called on well-meaning Nigerians to assist him with over N7 million to enable him undergo a hand surgery in India.

Ogungbemi said kidnappers shot him in 2017 along Okene, in Kogi State, while returning from a trip where he took a relation for entrance examination into the school of nursing in Obagende.

According to him, he has lost one of his legs, amputated and he is dying, saying he needs help from Nigerians to undergo surgery on his hand in India.

“I am dying, the situation is seriously pathetic, I can’t help myself, even to resume back to the college is difficult because, since there is no hand to handle to continue my course again, I am hopeless, I need assistance from Nigerians to have my health back and to continue my course”

Ogungbemi, said he was in his third year at the college of medicine in EKSU when the incident happened in 2017, said his course mates have all graduated from school, but he would like to go back, if help comes from Nigerians.

He, also appealed to Ekiti and Ondo State governments to assist him because both parents are from the two states, saying he had also written for assistance to Ekiti State government on 18th July 2022 but no reply yet.

According to his medical report, Dr. A. A. Olasinde, is the Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, from Federal Medical Centre, Owo, and he has visited Afe Babalola MultiSystem Hospital and others hospital who are managing him for medical assistance.

“I have been to FMC Owo, also ABUAD where they managed my health. Later my consultant, Dr. Akinmade, suggested that this hand, there is no way they can manage it here, except, it will lead to amputation, or it cannot fold again, unless I take the hand to India, for further surgery.

“they have helped me to send the CT scan to India, they saw the spot and said they can do the surgery and they have sent the medical bill to us”

“Since then, I have been looking for money to go for the surgery. I have written letters to Ondo and Ekiti States governments, nothing has come out of it.”

“My leg is already amputated now, but I need assistance financially to go for surgery in India. The bill is N7million for the surgery, and other bills running to N12 million.” He said.

Ogungbemi, can be contacted on mobile number 07032564428 and A/c No:6002594410 Heritage Bank.