Nwankwo: The agony of a rising star

Story By Chigozie Effe

All is not well with Asaba ( Nigeria)based Nollywood actor and a Make Up Artiste, Henry Onyeka Nwankwo who has been bedriden for two years now even as he called on well meaning individuals to come to his aid.

Nwankwo , a native of Enugu- Agidi, Anambra State and currently in Jos, is seeking for 8.4million Naira to carry out a surgery in India so as to end his misery which has affected his spine and legs, making it practically impossible for him to walk.

Sadly, Nwankwo is broke; broke to the point of not having a dime to his name. As matter of fact every day he wakes up is a miracle, a sign that God wants him to stay. alive.for a purpose.

Recall that Nwankwo was shot by a trigger-happy Nigerian soldier in Jos, Plateau State in December 2017, when the driver carrying him and others refused to pay “tax” to the said military man.

The soldier whose identity is yet to be confirmed, shot at the boot of the vehicle conveying Nwankwo and others. Sadly the bullet passed through the boot and hit his buttocks and his spine.

All effort to get the trigger happy military man proved abortive as he had flee the scene of the incident.

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It was gathered that Nwankwo was first admitted at the University of Jos Teaching Hospital in December 2017 and moved to a Birmingham University Teaching Hospital and was later referred to National Hospital Abuja some time last year.

In a medical report dated February 18, 2018, signed by Dr Charles Ugwuanyi, a Neurosurgeon at the University of Birmingham Teaching Hospital, Jos and made available to Thegoziebridge.com revealed that Nwankwo with hospital number 542471, was presented to the facility on February 24, 2018.

Upon examination, according to the report, it was discovered that Nwankwo had oval shape wound in the.mid back with discharge. A copy of the report is seen below.

Narrating the story of his life to Thegoziebridge.com, today September 11, 2019, Nwankwo who is based in Asaba, Delta State, noted that the whole thing started in 2017 when the news broke out that he got admission to study abroad on scholarship and decided to visit his family in Jos to inform them about it.

He alleged that, ” we boarded taxi around Maternity, along Enugu Road when a soldier man stopped the vehicle I was in and requested for bribe and the taxi driver refused”

” The taxi man zoomed off. Immediately we heard a gunshot and the bullets passed through the boot and hit me on my spine and buttocks”

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For Henry, he said he would rather crawl than being in this agony that has made him to stay in one place for two years now.

It was gathered that Nwankwo had carried out six surgeries in Nigeria and it has not solved the problem. The bullets are still in his body. The excruciating pain is constant and he is on a particular spot.

The proposed surgery schedule to take place in India which will cost him N8.4million hopes to correct his already battered body.

Nwankwo, 36, is now a shadow of his former self as he looks more like a living corpse with pulse gushing out from the gunshot wounds.

The young and handsome man full of prospect is desirous to stay alive and had spent all his savings to come this far. He sincerely needs your support to carry out the surgery.

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Reacting to this development, Director of Save Henry Campaign, Mr. Chris Uche Okere, told Thegoziebridge.com that Nwankwo is in severe pain, noting that plans are underway to move him as requested by Dr Nkechi Ozodu to University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital, Oyo State.

According to him, Nwankwo constant stay at home( in Jos) without adequate treatment is raising concerns.

Okere, stated that only N2030,000 is in the custody at the moment and the Hospital is seeking for 1 million to carry out some treatment before he gets 8.4miillion for the proposed surgery in India

His words “Taking him to the University of Ibadan by Friday, September 20, is only to treat him pending when money is raised for his surgery”

He called on all and sundry to come to the aid of Henry who is battling between life and death.

For your show of love, pay to his account; Nwankwo Henry Onyeka 0074031507 Sterling Bank

For more information and videos about this gentleman, inbox me.

Let’s keep him alive!

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