Man Narrates How Unknown Gunmen Shot Friend Dead In Ikorodu
He was with his friends, talking about football. Two unknown guys came, shot in the air, everyone ran for safety but my brother wasn’t so lucky, he got shot for no due cause.
Oladipupo, my brother & accountant…you were a perfect gentleman but our society failed you.
I watched you thirst but couldn’t drink water because you were placed on drip. You were in intense pains & uncomfortable. You kept asking “Why me? I always avoid fighting with anyone”.
Then you began to pray, “Jesus, have mercy. Help me”.
After being attended to at the General hospital, broad street with failed measures, you were referred to LUTH.
On your way to LUTH, the ambulance conveying you was stuck in traffic because a trailer fell. When you got to Costain, you told those with you “Thank you” and was joking with them.
In a second, you became lifeless because you ran out of the oxygen given to you. All efforts to resusticate you failed.
The society failed you, Dipo!
Both health and security sectors failed you!
The Nigerian government failed you!
Everyone who refused to give way for the ambulance to move failed you.
But your friends did well. They stood with you/us all through, even in death. Oh, they really tried their best.
Now, you are fully at rest in the bossom of your maker.
Adieu my brother.
Good night Deehypee Olarr D’por
24th March 1984 – 7th MAy 2019