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2018 IIDA WINNERS PHYSICAL BRAVERY

  • Name:VICTOR OLAYIWOLA
  • Age: 15 Years
  • Sex: Male
  • Location: LAGOS
  • Category: Physical Bravery

9-YEAR-OLD BOY SUFFERS LEG AMPUTATION TRYING TO SAVE MOTHER FROM ACCIDENT

Victor Olayiwola was 9 years old when the car accident that claimed his leg instead of his life happened. It was December 12, 2012, Victor had just arrived Lagos, from the popular annual meeting held by his church which he attended with his Mother and some other family members. According to the incident that was narrated by Victor’s classmate, Adesina Adesanya and Victor’s mother, they had arrived safely in Lagos, very early that fateful Saturday morning. They boarded another vehicle that took them to Fagba, where they reside in Lagos.

While trying to cross the road to continue their journey home in order to rest from the rigorous spiritual exercise, an oncoming bus who refused to obey traffic laws, rushing to beat the red light ran into the unsuspecting family crossing the road.
When Victor noticed that the bus was going to hit his mum, he pushed her out of the way but he couldn’t do same for himself as he got hit with the full impact of the speeding bus. He was rushed to the hospital but the damage has been done, Victor’s left leg had to be amputated. Till date Victor wears the evidence of his heroic act as he moves around with his prosthetic limb.