abandoning its staff who sustained an industrial injury that led to his
amputation in the course of his duty.
young man identified as Ugochukwu Okoeomo who is now depending on a good
Samaritan for survival.
face that is pleasant to the eyes. His name is Ugochukwu Okoeomo
Company Limited) as a Truck Loading Assistant. He worked and served the
company dutifully for years without blemish. He was subsequently
promoted and confirmed as a staff of Coca Cola Nigeria Limited and
transfered to the Oyingbo office of Coca Cola.
cola trucks for distributions, and overseeing the movement and
operational tracking of all the trucks loading coca cola products at the
Oyingbo office of the company.
Oyemofu, staff of Coca Cola who is the driver of Truck No; XM 151LND.
cola truck fully loaded with drinks within the premises of the Oyingbo
office of the company when suddenly the truck zigged zagged and ran
backward in a fatal case of break failure.
but one of his legs was trapped under the truck with the heavy tyres
screeching and tearing at his skin and his bones crushed and mangled.
to Lagoon Hospital, Apapa, Lagos by the management of Coca Cola Nigeria
Limited. Doctors verdict was unambiguous and definitive; He must be
given artificial rubber legs and abandoned in the hospital. His
medication ; strong anti biotics, heavy pain relief drugs were too
expensive for poor Ugochukwu.
pains of the whole ordeal. Jobless without a help, he was thrown out of
his rented apartment by his landlord. He now lives in a makeshift store
where he helps a good Samaritan to sell and get his food for the day.
came to JLAA to donate to the course of justice. At the office, we were
curious and very unwilling to accept donation from one needing donation.
confirmed the story and told us that even in that state and his
travails, Ugochukwu is sold out to charity.
earns from his efforts and visits motherless babies home around Ikorodu
with biscuits and indomie every Sunday. Givers they say never lack.
Ugochukwu will not be allowed by JLAA to walk the unadorned high road of
contacted Coca Cola Nigeria Limited. We have informed them of our
resolute intentions and readiness to approach the court for justice to
assert Ugochukwu’s legal rights.
neither funds nor faintness of spirit shall weaken our resolve in this
matter. Join us today to seek justice for Ugochukwu.