Posted by Elizabeth Edozie on Oct 16, 2019
District Governor Jide Akeredolu Honours Rotarian SP Celestina Kalu, a member of Rotary Club of Ikoyi, and the DPO, Nigeria Police Force, Ogudu Division, who recently went viral for her exceptional act of saving the life of a robbery victim in Ojota area of Lagos state on the night of Thursday, September 19, 2019.

The robbery victim- Ajabor, a 25-year-old orphan from Edo State, was attacked alongside his friend in Ojota by two men at about 8pm on September 19, attempting to dispossess them of their valuables.

Ajabor’s friend managed to escape from the scene with their personal effects, leaving him at the mercy of the robbers armed with a local pistol. For struggling with them, the robbers shot Ajabor in the bowel at a close range and disappeared from the scene.

A team of policemen from Ogudu Police Station led by Mrs. Kalu arrived at the scene minutes later, meeting the helpless victim in a pool of his blood. The policemen rushed the victim to the first hospital which referred them to another hospital where he was rejected for lack of bed space.

The victim was eventually admitted at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) in Ikeja, where he underwent series of surgeries, the cost of which was personally defrayed by Mrs. Kalu who further offered to donate her blood for the victim.

This extra effort by the police officer saved the life of the orphan whose relatives could not be reached at the time he was admitted into the ICU.

The DPO’s act of kindness caught Gov. Sanwo-Olu’s attention after it went viral on the social media, prompting the Governor to reach out to the policewoman and the victim.