A 30-year-old man, Chukwuemeka Innocent Ibewuike, is currently on admission in hospital after being diagnosed with brain cancer following a seizure he suffered a day before he was to depart Nigeria.
Chukwuemeka, an indigene of Imo State, was scheduled to travel to Sweden on 2 October for his Master’s Degree when he suffered a sudden seizure on 1 October.
Speaking to Newsbreak, Nnamdi Solomon Ibewuike, the elder brother to the victim, explained that his sibling’s travel arrangement had already been completed before tragedy struck.
‘’All arrangements for his trip has already been concluded, just a day to his flight, on the 1st of October he just had massive seizure to the point he could not talk. We immediately rushed him to the hospital, when we got to the hospital to the surprise of everyone, he was diagnosed with Glioblastoma (Brain Cancer),” the elder Ibewuike said.
Solomon stated how the doctors were thrown in shock after his younger brother went into what has been described as a “vegetative state”, as the latter can neither talk nor move. He claimed that his younger brother’s ill health is a spiritual attack and not a physical problem.
“We don’t have any form of terminal ailment in my family lineage. The Doctors told us it’s unusual for a young man of his age to have such sickness, that it’s old people of 60 and above that can have such sickness. The most surprising part is how quickly it all happened. To cut the long story, this is a spiritual attack.
“It’s exactly one month he is supposed to leave the country but he has been in the hospital close to death. We have spent over N5 million for the procedure he has already gone through, and there is no improvement at all,” the elder Ibewuike said.
Chukwuemeka, who is currently hospitalized at the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital in Lagos, has undergone a brain surgery. According to Solomon, doctors have advised the family to take their for chemotherapy abroad as Nigerian hospitals do not have the equipment for his treatment.
The elder Ibewuike told Newsbreak that $35,000 (N15 million) is needed to fly his brother abroad for treatment and, therefore, solicited help from Nigerians to help save his brother’s life.
‘’We are planning to take him abroad for the treatment, and $35,000 is needed for this cause. We are therefore pleading with everyone to please help us save our brother’s life,” he said.