Cameroon, Buea: The family of the security guard who stopped burglars from entering the financial institution where he was working, and was critically injured in his attempt, has asked the people to provide them with financial support to fund Essien Snach’s treatment. The family claimed that they can not afford the treatment of the young victim.
Armed robbers stabbed 24-year-old Essien Snach in the stomach when he attempted to stop a robber from breaking into Express Exchange. It was a financial institution in Molyko-Buea. Meanwhile, the victim, Snach, was a security guard in the institute. The victim is currently in critical condition due to his wounds.
Despite the victim’s critical condition, the family asked the doctors to discharge him from the Buea Regional Hospital. The victim was receiving treatment in this institution. However, the family took him home because they had no money to pay hospital bills and buy medications.
“My older sister’s son, who works as a security officer at a bank in Buea, caught a thief attempting to break into the bank. So the thief pierced him in the stomach, and all his intestines came out. So he was rushed to the Buea Regional Hospital, where Dr Mokake, the hospital Director, did the surgery. But the situation is not still the best because of the financial issue,” a family member told MMI.
She claimed: “What we are begging for is help because it’s not easy – the medication, everything is not easy for us.” Essien Snach’s family said that his employers had completely abandoned him. According to the family members, the victim worked for the security firm for about ten months.
He was stabbed at about 8 PM on May 10 while trying to do his job.
“He has been working at the company for almost 10 months. So this incident happened on May 10, 2023. And even after we went to the hospital, no one from the security company visited us. The bank manager which he was guarding came here just once,” Essien’s mother told MMI. Aside from neglecting Essien at a critical time of need, his mother said that Global Security are yet to pay his salary for April.
According to the mother, the security agency did not pay the 24-year-old’s salary for last month and this month. She said, It’s not easy. Medication… we have been unable to afford anything. It’s not easy on our side. My son’s life is at risk.”
Also, Express Exchange has shown little concern towards him, although he almost died securing the company. Now, Essien’s family says they need at least 600.000 thousand francs for him to get back on his feet. His family has given MMI the go-ahead to collect the funds on their behalf.