Heartbreaking Story Of Police Officer Who Lost His Eyes While Answering A Distress Call From Chivita
Posted On June 8, 2019
For 57-year-old Olushola John Joshua, a retired Assistant Superintendent of Police , who was enlisted into the Nigeria Police in 1983, life , could be said to have dealt him with an unkind fate. First, was the demise of his wife, in 2014, which saddled him with the responsibility of taking care of their five children, alone.
As if that was not enough, an incident that plunged him into his present predicament occurred on December 31, 2016, barely two years to his retirement. Then, he was an Inspector and the patrol Commander at the Ajao Division of the Lagos State Police Command. He had led a team of policemen , in response to a distress call at Chivita company, Ajao estate.
Unknown to him that , it would turn out to be his greatest undoing. Barely had he arrived the company to contain the situation, than he was ambushed and had a chemical substance poured on him. Unfortunately, the result of that ambush affected his eyes. As you read this piece , his right eye is totally damaged. He also can not see with the left eye.
But doctors have assured that it (left eye) has 60% assurance of visibility, only if the required surgery, which will gulp N2.5 Million, is carried on it. The effect of his present state is already taking a harsh toll on his children as three of them are now out of the higher institutions.
Crime Guard gathered that his first son dropped out in 300 level, from the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State , while the two others, were forced to discontinue their studies at the Auchi Polytechnic, Edo State.
These children, take turn to lead their blind father to several places where he goes to beg for money to buy eye drop, to save the left eye from total damage , before the surgery. At the moment, he said, he had borrowed over one million naira to treat himself since the incident happened , with the hope to pay back when he received his gratuity……..read more