Only justice can compensate for my lost hand – Pupil stabbed by classmate

Anome Emereh, a pupil of Army Day Secondary School, Owode Yewa, Ogun State, has demanded justice after losing his right hand in an attack by his classmate, one Lateef Ebunolorun.

Emereh, who has since been forced to write with his left hand, lamented that the experience was gruelling.
It was learnt that the plight of the Junior Secondary School 3 pupil started on February 14, 2018 when he was reportedly stabbed in the shoulder by Ebunolorun.

It was gathered that Emereh saw Ebunolorun taking a substance suspected to be drugs on his way home from school that day and cautioned him.

The advice did not go down well with Ebunolorun who reportedly challenged Emereh to a duel.

After they were separated, Ebunolorun reportedly picked a broken bottle and inflicted a deep cut on Emereh’s shoulder. The hand was eventually amputated due to the severity of the injury.

“Since my hand was amputated, I have been forced to write with my left hand. Most times when teachers give us long notes to write in the class, I miss a lot because I can’t write fast with the left hand. I need an artificial hand and the person who did this to me must face justice. That is the only thing that can compensate for my injury.”he said

The trial had been concluded and the case is slated for May 30, 2019 for ruling.