Police officer’s wife laments husband’s health after #EndSARS
Says months after, husband can’t talk, property sold
The scars and relics of the October 2020 #EndSARS protests are still alive in the family of a police officer who was attacked in Ibadan, Yakubu Enemali, as his wife, Tosin, has cried out that after seven months of the unfortunate incident, her husband is yet to talk and behave normal.
Aside that he cannot talk, the Kogi State-born Enemali, a father of nine, usually misbehaves; having sleepless nights and hardly comprehends issues around him.
Three police officers were killed in Ojoo Police Station during the protests but Enemali was rescued by a Good Samaritan whom he had helped as an officer in the past.
The Good Samaritan, who refused to mention her name for security purposes, confirmed that Enemali was axed in the head with gunshots in his leg when she met him in a pool of his blood.
Before the arrival of Enemali’s wife, the Good Samaritan had taken the victim to a nearby clinic for first aide.
At the moment, though Enemali can recognise people but he cannot talk, which necessitated the need for him to undergo Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) brain test at the Chemical Pathology Department of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, to determine the type of surgery to be carried out.
Meanwhile, at his residential apartment in Idi-Omo area in Akinyele Local Council, it was observed that nothing is left in their sitting room.
The wife of the victim, Tosin Enemali, who spoke with journalists, said all their property had been sold to care for the health of her husband and the children.
She said: “I am a fashion designer. I sold all my sewing machines to care for him because I never knew it would take him this long to regain consciousness. Aside my machines, I have also sold all shares, television, home theatre and other valuables in the house.
“I have invited somebody to buy the bed frame in the front of the house for me to be able to buy drugs for him. I decided to stay with him because my husband is a good man. I know he is alive today because of his goodness.
“I didn’t know the woman who rescued him when hoodlums attacked him but God sees his heart and made escape route for him.”
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