Ikechukwu Ameachi, father of the twelve year old boy whose hand was chopped off by a landlord, has called on the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Zubairu
Muazu to urgently intervene on the issue, so as to ensure that his son gets justice.
Ikechukwu Ameachi made the call while narrating how a landlord in the community chopped off his son’s hand on Friday 7th June 2019, in Mebamu community in Ojo area of Lagos, where they reside.
Ameachi who spoke to Newsbeats at Igando General Hospital, said “I wasn’t at home when the incident happened. I had gone to work when I received a distress call from one of my inlaws saying that my first son was sick.”
“Immediately I rushed to the house. But when I got to the compound I met so many people with sad faces but I didn’t see any of my sons. I went straight into my one room apartment.”
Some of the people who had gathered outside came inside and began to explain to me that one man in the next street cut off my son’s hand and that my son has been admitted at Igando general hospital.
“So I came to the hospital and met my son like this, writhing in so much pain.
Lamenting, 47-year-old Ikechukwu said “See how Jeremiah Obifor, an elderly man who has children has made my son handicap. For four days my son has not been able to see because of the pain, the doctor said they need to perform surgery on his hand on Wednesday. At the moment we have spent over N250,000 for his treatment.”
Ikechukwu described his son Goodluck as a “jovial, easy going lad. He is not troublesome. He is my second child.
Since I lost my wife about four years ago, I have been struggling to provide for my kids, with the little I earn, I made sure they attend a private school that I can afford.”
It will be recalled that on Friday June 7, 2019, police arrested one Jeremiah Obifor for chopping off the right of a 12-year-old primary six pupil with matchete at No.14 Isha Ibrahim street, Mechanic Bus stop, Mebamu, Okoko Lagos. The victim was rushed to Igando General Hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.