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Robbers Plucked Out My Eyes Because I Had No Money – 49-Year-Old Man



Robbers Plucked Out My Eyes

Dr. Michael Ebonhor was not born blind however misplaced his two eyes on the age of 23, when armed robbers attacked him and plucked out his eyes. The Steerage Counsellor shares with ANGELA ONWUZOO his traumatic expertise and the way he refused to permit incapacity to rob him of his dream of changing into a PhD holder.

July 20, 1995 stays a day Dr. Michael Ebonhor is not going to overlook in a rush. It was a tragic and horrific day for him. It was a day that armed robbers plunged him right into a world of darkness by plucking out his two eyes, just because he had no cash to offer them after they got here to rob his neighbourhood.

The robbers, numbering about six, had struck that fateful day and raided his room when he was a 200-level Geography and Social Research pupil on the Tai Solarin School of Education (now Tai Solarin College of Training), Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.
Whereas Ebonhor’s roommate was fortunate to have escaped the furry of the robbers who had include harmful weapons, together with weapons and machetes by working away, the Delta State indigene was not that fortunate, because the robbers descended on him for not having cash to offer to them.

The horrific expertise was made extra traumatic as a result of he was the one struggling to pay his college charges and fend for himself whereas education. He was working part-time as a bus conductor as a pupil.

Robbers Plucked Out My Eyes

Robbers Plucked Out My Eyes

Ebonhor, nonetheless, even after the unlucky encounter with the robbers, vowed to not let his lack of sight truncate his dream of changing into a PhD holder.

Though Ebonhor’s blindness was surprising and sudden and was greeted with disappointment by his household, the daddy of two stated he has overcome the remorse of shedding his sight in such a way, noting that he has no bitterness for the robbers that blinded him. He stated will even forgive his assailants if they’re ultimately arrested by the police.

I used to be the one one injured as a result of I had no cash
Sharing his traumatic expertise with PUNCH HealthWise, Ebonhor who’s now a Steerage Counselling Officer with the Federal Ministry of Training, Ogun State, stated, “I used to be not born blind. It occurred on July 20, 1995. Then, I used to be 23 and a 200 stage pupil of Tai Solarin School of Training, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State. I used to be learning Geography and Social Research on the school and was dwelling off-campus.

“So, that fateful evening, a gaggle of armed robbers got here to our neighbourhood and raided about six buildings. My constructing was the fifth that they raided.

Once they entered my room, they demanded cash. I had a roommate and he was the primary particular person to be dragged out by the robbers. However he was capable of escape. Once they pursued him as much as a distance and couldn’t get him, they got here again for me and I didn’t have cash to offer them.

“Once they couldn’t discover something, they requested me to come back out and lay on the bottom. I used to be surrounded by six males. Two had been holding weapons, two had been holding cutlasses and the opposite two had been holding an iron.

They used the weapons to hit me on the pinnacle and used a machete to torture me and ultimately, they plucked out my two eyes.

Sadly, I used to be the one one which was injured throughout that theft assault. These of them that had cash and gave it to them weren’t injured. They weren’t damage.”
I used to be unconscious for hours after my eyes had been plucked out
Ebonhor advised our correspondent that he practically misplaced his life throughout the assault as he turned unconscious for a number of hours earlier than assist got here his manner.

Extra traumatic was when he wakened and noticed darkness in every single place, questioning how he would sojourn in life with out sight in his prime.

“Within the morning, my neighbours took me to a close-by hospital the place I used to be given first help and later I used to be transferred to the Olabisi Onabanjo College Instructing Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, Ogun State.

“I used to be hospitalised for six months. When the assault occurred, I turned unconscious. However after some hours, I wakened. So, once I wakened, I noticed complete darkness and once I realised that my two eyes had been gone, I used to be so devastated.

“Initially, the medical doctors would come and inform me to not fear, assuring me that each one can be effectively.
“After I requested the chief guide about my destiny, she saved telling me all can be positive. However to what extent, she couldn’t reply.

“Now, there was a day I used to be taken to the toilet by a nurse and I hit my shoulder on the wall. That made me shed tears. I simply questioned how anyone that was agile and unbiased would abruptly be led by folks right here and there. I simply imagined how I might be counting on folks for my motion.
“So, I requested the physician after that have if my eyes would perform once more and he questioned what introduced in regards to the query. I advised him that somebody wished to donate an eye fixed for me.

“It was then that the physician advised me that he needed to be frank with me, that my eyes had been gone and there was no treatment.

“He advised me that even when somebody donated an eye fixed for me to see once more, the nerves connecting my eyes and the mind had been broken.

“So, no one can donate an eye fixed for me that may work”, Ebonhor narrated.
I prayed for 4 days and God requested me to forgive the robbers
He went on, “At that second, my feelings dropped. For the following two days, I finished taking my medication within the hospital. I used to be not consuming usually.

Robbers Plucked Out My Eyes

Robbers Plucked Out My Eyes

Robbers Plucked Out My Eyes