Nollywood actor, Charles Okocha is currently recuperating at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Anambra State. His ordeal started on December 27, when he got hit by a stray bullet at a traditional wedding ceremony held in Anambra State.
Doctors at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) performed surgery on him, but according to recent reports, the stitches suture line burst, allegedly because the wrong surgical material was used.
As reported by Leadership Newspaper, James Louis Okoye, an event manager, who mobilized people to save the actor’s life, recounted his experience after Charles returned to the hospital to have the external stitches removed.
His words: “He was just sitting down and all of a sudden we heard a noise like a balloon burst. Behold, everything in Okocha’s stomach came out. You know it was a major operation. Nurses rushed over, looked at him and ran away. Anybody who looked at his dangling intestines could not behold the sight. It was a gory sight. But Okocha was courageous enough to hold his intestines from dropping on the ground and he turned his face away from his hands so that he would not faint at the sight of his own intestines coming out.
After about 25 minutes the so-called surgeon came in again. He went back to start all over and Charles began to go through the pains he had a few days ago. It was an annoying thing. When they came to the ward they said openly that they were supposed to have used nylon three for the stitching but what was available was nylon one and they had to use what they had at least to save his life that day. Why I am angry is that they could have told us to rally round and get the right material and any other thing they needed.”
Charles Okocha is now recuperating following the corrective surgery that was done at NAUTH, though the hospital debunked the allegation of improper handling of the case.