By Mukwuzi Joseph
A fundraising campaign launched to get a prosthetic leg for Jane obiene, a disabled #EndSARS protester, has raked in N3.7 million in less than four hours.
Obiene reportedly joined hundreds of Abuja #EndSARS protesters bearing crutches.
A photo of Obiene marching was shared on Twitter by Jonathan Odoba, a user who described her as his “heroine.”
“My hero for today was this lady. She walked all through the protest #Endsars,” his tweet which gained over 18,000 likes and 16,000 retweets reads.
According to Aproko Doctor, the lady graduated in 2013 but she has been unable to get a job due to her disability.
He had earlier enjoined Nigerians to donate N500,000 within a month to help support the cause.
“This is Jane. She’s been unemployed since 2013 partly because of her disability, she came out in the #EndSARS protests and we need to help. Please click the link below to donate to this, if you can’t donate, please retweet, someone might see it on your timeline,” he wrote on Twitter.
Thirty minutes after the launch, the N500,000 target was achieved, and Egemba later announcing that the target had been increased.https://platform.twitter.
As of the time this report was filed, 619 people have donated ₦ 3,708,500 to support the purchase of prosthetic leg.