Ejiro Otarigho, the heroic tanker driver who averted a fire disaster sometime in 2022 in Agbarho, Delta state is currently battling for life.
Daily Report Nigeria reports that Otarigho was involved in a ghastly accident along the East West Road that has left his spine severely injured.
According to sources, the incident occured on September 5, 2022 and the now bedridden Otarigho was driving his own vehicle.
Fans and supporters of Otarigho have taken to social media to seek support for him.
A post announcing the incident on Facebook read: “This is when he needs us most; let’s reach out to him and show him some love. He may need our little financial support, wheel chair and medical facilities to get back to his normal self. Please let’s help this good man to be able to walk again.
“For those that actually want to reach out to Ejiro Otarigho see his phone line 08055345687 the wife will pick.”
Otarigho gained prominence after risking his life to drive a burning tanker out of a densely populated area to avert a disaster.
His heroics led to several accolades and awards, including the 2023 Merit And Honorary Awards’ Man of the Year.