I was hit on his leg by a stray bullet from a policeman, who had shot at their Ibadan-bound bus when the driver refused to stop at a check point at Akure, Ondo State, on April 13, 2000. I was traveling to Ibadan. After Akure, the police at a check point gave our driver a chase for refusing to stop. They shot at the vehicle and the bullet hit my leg.
At the Federal Medical Center Makurdi, where I ended up, all hope was lost, and my leg was to be amputated and I had given approval before I was introduced to Dr Omeonu. I was taken to his hospital as last resort on April 26. I spent 5 months in the hospital, and I found myself walking again. There was no amputation. It is something to be glad about. One day, I asked him: “Why are you here? Why not move to Lagos or Abuja and help more people?”