A young man was recently found lying 'unconscious' by a roadside after what was made to appear like a hit-and-run accident in Owerri, Imo state.
According to an earlier story that made the rounds, the young man had been found lying on a major highway by a good Samaritan identified as Ifeanyi CY Njoku, an Executive Director at Centre for Youth Development and Peace Initiative, who shared their encounter on Facebook.
Sharing their encounter, Ifeanyi wrote:
"At exactly 8:30am this Monday morning, while driving along Mcc road, specifically opposite Ukoromi mega filling station, beside Cocean filling station, a young man within his 20s of age was lying critically unconscious at the centre of the major MCC Uratta road, the situation caused serious traffic challenge. On sighting the young man, I thought he was dead or car hit him. Out of curiosity, I reversed my car and parked beside Cocean fueling station to ascertain what was wrong.
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Surprisingly, the young man was breathing and I immediately rushed to the Cocean Fueling Station to alert the security officials attached there on the development. Luckily enough, I saw a pharmacy boldly written Harold Pharmacy, I walked inside the store and asked of the owner, Dr Onumo Harold, a gentleman I have known for awhile. Thank God he was in the office when I got there. I narrated the story to him, he immediately joined me to the scene and after seeing the young man. He asked his staff to get him hand gloves and additional manpower. He immediately observed the man's pulse and was assisted to lift the man off the road to a safer place to avoid cars crushing him to death. While lying him on a more secured place, Doctor Onumo Harold wilson brought lucozade drink from his store and gave the man identified as Nnabugo to drink. He drank it quickly and after awhile, we helped to sit him up and I asked him his name, where he is from, what he does and what's wrong with him.
From the answers he can muster strength to give, his name is Nnabugo Felix from Ovum in Ogbor hill Aba. He said he "serves mason" people (ie; the handymen or labourer to those that build house). He told us that he was hungry and didn't know how he fell on the road. With the help of a keke operator, Mr Daniel Okereke, we bought food and water for him. He managed to eat.
While these were going on, I had earlier put a call across to Hot FM Radio Station People's Assembly anchor man, Alex. While Alex couldn't pick because he was on a Live program tagged the PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY, I sent him a text message on the situation and requested he announce it for immediate rescue for the young man . On the same note, I put a call across to Imo State Commissioner for Health and Social Development, Bar Mrs Ngozi Njoku, informing her of the emergency situation and the need for her ministry to quickly come and evacuate the young man for proper attention and medical care. She promised to dispatch a team immediately.
I cancelled where I was going to and waited there with Mr Okereke. Again I put a call to Alex of HoT FM, this time He picked the call and asked me certain questions which I briefed him. He keep announcing it HOT FM Radio, Owerri. Few minutes later a police van arrived and met me. While I was briefing them, a medical ambulance from the ministry of Health blowing siren arrived and the young man was put into stretcher and evacuated.
I then sent a text message to the Hon Commissioner for Health Imo State which she acknowledged, informing me that the young man has been taken to the Federal Medical Centre Owerri for necessary medical attention."
Barely one week after the supposedly unconscious man was rescued, he was seen lying by a roadside in another part of the state.
According to a post shared on Facebook by one Kissinger Ikeokwu, this seems to be the young man's latest trick to get attention. He wrote:
Na wa o! Is this the new way of making money now?