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Aug 13, 2023

THIRTY-EIGHT BULLETS REMOVED FROM MY BODY, Motorcycle Theft Victim Narrates Ordeal
By Patrick Gbuchanye
The victim of motorcycle theft, Mr. Patrick Monday who narrowly escaped death after a gunshot attack, with thirty-eight (38) bullets  removed from his body.
Mr. Monday, forty-four (44) year old father of six children from the Aliobume Quarters of Idumuesah in Ika North East Local Government Area, said the incident occurred at about 9pm on the night of Tuesday, August 8, 2023.
Giving details of his ordeal to newsmen, the motorcyclist said he picked up two passengers at Orikeze Junction, Ime-Obi, Agbor who said they were going to a Street at Oriri Food axis and I told them that I will drop them at the junction of the Oriri Food which is along the new Benin/Asaba Expressway, Agbor.
“While on our way, I stopped for one of them who said he wanted to buy an apple and I requested he should collect change because I had none on me. When we got the stop at Oriri Food Junction, he brought a One Thousand Naira note, and before I could complain, I was shot and I fell.
“Even while in deep pain, I raised an alarm but two motorcycle riders who were passing by at that moment who attempted to stop for my rescue were chased away with the gun. They succeeded in stealing my two-week old bike which was bought for me on high purchase.
Continuing, he said, “The hard economy had made me to take to commercial motorcycling so as to double my income to be able to fend for my household.
“I was rushed to the Police Divisional Headquarters, Agbor to take a police report as to be able to get medical attention at the Central Hospital, Agbor”.
He further expressed his appreciation to God almighty for preserving his life. He stated that his despite the fact that he is responding to medical treatment, there is the challenge of raising the money to pay for the stolen motorcycle as the owner was requesting for payment.
He appealed to well-to-do kindhearted Ika people, individuals, and groups to come to his aid.
Also speaking, a nurse of the Central Hospital, Agbor, Comrade Monday Nwokolo thanked God for the life of the victim while appealing to motorcycle riders plying the road at night to be mindful of the passengers they carry and the areas they go for the safety of their lives, especially this time around where motorcycle theft is seen as a lucrative business because of the market price hike.
Mr. Monday can be reached on the phone number 07066541548. For financial assistance, he gave his twin sister’s First bank account 3187016352 with the name Esther John.