Geoffrey Asadu: Blind African lawyer never loses a case in court

Geoffrey Asadu: Blind African lawyer never loses a case in court

- Geoffrey Asadu is a physically-challenged lawyer with over 25 years at the bar who has never lost any case

- The 58-year-old legal practitioner says he became blind when he was six

- Before going blind, Asadu battled with a headache that lasted for days and was administered drugs and an injection at a hospital he was rushed to

- The lawyer says many people were of the opinion that the injection he was administered was responsible for his blindness

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A physically-challenged man, Geoffrey Asadu, has re-established the fact that there is ability in disability.

He overcame severe difficulties by becoming a lawyer with a clean record of not losing any case - Geoffrey has been practising for over two decades.

The 58-year-old lawyer, who spoke with The Sun, said he was six when he suddenly went blind.

Briefly.co.za gathers that Asadu said he had a headache that lasted for about three days before he was rushed to the hospital.

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Geoffrey Asadu. Photo credit: The Sun
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He said: "As the headache continued, I was taken to Akulue Hospital, Nsukka, where I was administered with one drug by one medical doctor, who owned the hospital. I was given an injection by the doctor for three days.

"On the third morning, I was supposed to go to the hospital but I was surprised to discover that I couldn’t see. I became totally and automatically blind. I got up that morning but couldn’t see. I groped and started shouting that I wasn’t seeing again."

The legal practitioner said he was thereafter rushed to two other hospitals but all to no avail.

He said: "We even went as far as Kano state but all to no avail. My sight couldn’t come back, till today. My father did everything he could to make me see again but it was no longer possible."

Asadu said he later told the doctor that administered an injection on him that many people were of the opinion that the injection was the cause of his blindness.

The legal practitioner said life as a lawyer has not been easy, adding that he does not have any regrets.

He said: "I have not lost any case in court since I started practising more than 25 years now. I am feeling so much fulfilled. I don’t think there is anything I could have achieved better or more if I was not blind."

Asadu, who is married with seven children, two of whom are now graduates, advised physically-challenged people not to see their condition as an excuse to degrade themselves.

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He added: "It is not a certificate for them to start begging on the streets and other undignified activities. Let them look into themselves and see what they can do for themselves. They should start a small business or any craft, rather than begging."

Asadu, however, called on government at all levels to look into the problems and challenges of physically challenged people in society.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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