When the incident finally got the attention of authorities, the rampaging soldiers were brought to book by the Nigerian Army and were sentenced to 21 days jail time with hard labour while their victim was dazzled with love by sympathizers from all corners of the country in the form of money, clothing food items and etc.
This evening, a Somtoo Okoye blog reader spotted another physically challenged man at the same location where the first victim was seen, this time, the second man was wearing military shirt and laced his wheelchair with assorted Biafran flags.
Read what the dearie, Johnson, sent me:
“Somtoo, I saw this popular less-privileged ma at New Market Road, Onitsha. He is wearing army colors now. He used to put Biafra color with him but this is the first time I’m seeing him with Army color. Maybe its because of the other man that was given 500k by Ebonyi State governor.”