Relief LMVC protestor gets new eye

Daily Guide on Wednesday caught up with the father of two spotting a new eye and beaming with smiles, making it almost impossible to detect that he has ever had a damaged eye.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Thirty-six-year-old Justice Adzakumah, who was shot in the eye by a police officer during a demonstration in Accra in September, has finally had his damaged eyeball replaced with a prosthetic eye.

Daily Guide on Wednesday caught up with the father of two spotting a new eye and beaming with smiles, making it almost impossible to detect that he has ever had a dam­aged eye.

He could not but thank God for how far He has brought him saying, "I'm feeling good now; when I watch myself in the mirror, I say to myself, 'I am an honourable man.' I look like how I was before except for the fact that I can't see with the eye but I will manage it like that."

Justice was one of several per­sons who fell victim to police brutal­ities during the September 16, 2015 demonstration organized by Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA) and some other pressure groups to press home the demand for an entirely new voter register ahead of the 2016 general elections.

 

Wednesday was exactly a week since he was given the prosthetic eye in addition to a special spectacle at the Eye Clinic of the Korle-Bu Teach­ing Hospital in Accra.

He said he was a happy man for the simple reason that he has a replacement of the damaged eye through the benevolence of Gabby Otchere-Darko and the Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA).

Justice's only pain and regret is that he has not gotten the justice he had so much desired although he lost an eye fighting for what he believes was and still is a good cause.

He was however, hopeful that his lawyers who had promised to fight for him would do so in due course since what the police did on that day was not only inhuman, but defied logical reasoning.

Convener of the LMVCA, David Asante, could not hide his joy for the 'young man. "I am very happy with the high spirited posture of Jus­tice...he is an inspiration to all of us in the struggle to consolidate and deepen democracy; our quest to fight to seek justice for our brother Justice will not seize until we get there," he told Daily Guide.

He stressed, "Never again in the history of our body politics will demonstrators be brutalized. Justice has paid the price with his blood and an eye...it's sacred enough!"

Source: Daily Guide

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 VIDEO & PHOTOS Fire guts Dr. Nduom's Coconut Groove Regency Hotelbullet
2 Regency Hotel fire outbreak Fire Service brought empty fire tenders to...bullet
3 Dud Cheques Ibrahim Mahama ordered by EOCO to pay state GHC12.7 millionbullet
4 Dud Cheques Sam George claims government owes Ibrahim Mahama GHC24...bullet
5 Boozing Galore Scores of drunken youth pass out at stadium after...bullet
6 Conflict 17 year-old killed in Nkonya, Alavanyo clashesbullet
7 Labour Unrest Labour Minister calls for dialogue with JUSSAG...bullet
8 Power Company ECG concession: No layoffs, Bawumia assures...bullet
9 Kumasi City Mall Launch How Ghana Twitter took the...bullet
10 Security Ghana Armed Forces resumes 2017 recruitment...bullet

Top Videos

1 TRAGEDY Fire guts Coconut Grove Hotelbullet
2 Watch Stop taking collection in churches -TB Joshua to Pastorsbullet
3 Nigerians stop deportation of chained compatriot in KLM flightbullet
4 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his...bullet
5 Woyome Judgement Debt Kweku Baako dances over Amidu's winbullet
6 Video Metro Mass bus catches fire on Cape Coast-Kasoa highwaybullet
7 Twitter Reacts Pepsi faces backlash over silly advertbullet
8 Ghana@60 Agya Koo embarrassed Ghana at Independence Day -...bullet
9 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's more...bullet
10 Trade Fair Fire Police give an update on La Gas explosionbullet

News