SOS: Kogi Vanguard correspondent lose five family members in accident, wife in ICU

Mr. Bolu Obahopo, who is the Vanguard newspaper correspondent in Kogi State, had his life turned upside down, last week Saturday, Haven lost five members of his family in an accident along the Okene road.

Before the fatal accident, they were all headed for neighbouring Edo State, in the Correspondent Chapel bus, but that was not to be.

Obahopo, a young and struggling journalist calls on all to assist:


As some of you might be aware, my wife and son were amongst those involved in an accident few distance from Okene while traveling from Kabba to Benin for a wedding on Friday, November 5, 2021. The accident claimed 5 lives; amongst which was my Step mother, Mrs. Comfort Obahopo, my Wife’s sister, Mrs. Titilope Owoyomi Giwa.

While my son had recovered and just going through routine check-up at Citi – Clinic, Lokoja my wife medical situation is yet to be resolved. We have moved from Okene Zonal Hospital where she was first admitted as an unconscious patient for a day + to FMC Lokoja, then to University Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada and presently at Alliance Hospital, Garki Abuja where she’s to undergo surgery immediately.

The surgery is to correct her vertebra bones that has rested on her Spinal cord, before physiotherapy process; then we wait on God to give her a possibility to walk again. The surgery is also to correct further damage to her body…and it is urgent!

The surgery is N2.5 million, while the other process is estimated to cost additional N1 million. All together, we need N3.5 million!!!

I hereby covet your supports:

  1. To support us financial with any amount as we run around to raise the funds.
  2. To pray for a successful surgery 🙏
  3. To petition heaven with your prayers that at the end of the whole process, my wife will be able to walk again.

So far we have spent little less than N1 million within the past 9 days in these four hospitals; monies that came from all our savings and donations from some personalities. We are presently financially exhausted and at our lowest ebb.

Please help save her life and give us a glimpse of hope that she will still use her leg again.

May God bless you all.

Boluwaji Obahopo
Vanguard correspondent
Kogi State.

UBA, 2034447686.

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