Tonto Dikeh ‘saves’ abandoned robbery victim

Popular Actress Tonto Dikeh on Tuesday shared how she came to the aid of an abandoned victim of highway robbery.
The Nollywood star took to Instagram to narrate the incident and how she rescued the man identified as Richard Okpelibie.
She wrote in part: “On my way from picking up my son from school this afternoon 2nd may 2017 1:40pm, I saw a man Been thrown out of a speeding keke napep in Abuja. The sight was horrible, I saw this from a distance.
“I watched his head serve as a landing plate and I watched his lifeless body slum with no movement at all. I was in the car with my son, I was scared, I was trembling in fear as I stopped my car. I have never been in a situation like this before, I prayed for a sec. And heard my baby let out a scream on seeing the horror.
“I stepped out of the car, went to the middle of the road trying to stop others to help me save this young man. I was ignored but to God be the glory a few great people stopped.
“He was not breathing, not responding. Everyone thought he was dead but I TOLD them that as long as my hands have been laid on this young man in prayers he will be fine. They helped put him In my car with no one opting to follow me. Only a Good Samaritan motor mechanic stepped in to follow me.”

Richard was subsequently taken to a hospital where he was treated.
In another Instagram post, the actress quoted Richard as saying that he was robbed while heading to meet a “senior friend” who promised him money to purchase the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) form.
“I was going to look for a senior friend who promised to assist me with the purchase of my Jamb form. On getting there he was out of town,” he said in part.
“I decided to go back home(which Is dutse Alhaji). I boarded a keke napep with 1 female in front and 3 males including myself and the driver. Around Gudu district Abuja the men started hustling me, tore my clothes to search for money. Took my little broken down phone. punched me and they sprayed something in my face and kicked me out of the moving keke.”

Dikeh said that Richard has been discharged from the hospital and that his medical bills have been paid.
“We took Mr Richard to a good restaurant for a great dinner after which we took him to buy a few new clothes as his was shredded. He was given pocket money for himself and to open up an account for himself so as to further allow us assist him in the future and towards securing his jamb form,” she added.

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