Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Governor Babatunde Fashola gives naked man N100k to start a business

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola recently rescued a
22-year old vulcanizer, Akin
Abayomi, who was found stark
naked at Tafawa Balewa Square,
TBS, Marina, Lagos, southwest
Nigeria, around 12 midnight.

Abayomi was found naked in
the middle of the road when the
governor was driving by with
his convoy and thinking he was
a mad man, Fashola ordered his
security aides to pick him up for

The man was taken to the State
House, Marina where he was
housed for the night before the
governor sent for the Special
Adviser on Youth and Social
Development, Dr. Dolapo Badru
to rehabilitate him.

Abayomi confessed that he was
not a mad man, but that he
stripped himself in the middle of
the night on the road because
he wanted to curse the person
who stole his cell phone and his

He said he visited a herbalist in
his quest for revenge against
the person who stole his cell
phone and money and was
instructed to carry out the act in
order to curse his enemy, which
was why he was naked in the
middle of the night.

According to Badru, the man
said he was never mad and that
he was an apprentice and that
his phone and money were
stolen by somebody.

"After I picked him up from the
State House, he said he was not
a mad man, but says he drinks
and smokes marijuana and that
he is an apprentice in a
vulcanizing workshop. He said
he bought a phone and that
somebody stole the phone.

"After we investigated for two
weeks to know his family, we
realised that the Society of St.
Vincent de Paul, an arm of the
Holy Cross Cathedral, is also
interested in rehabilitating him,"
he explained.

Badru disclosed that the
governor released N100,000 to
Abayomi to start up his own
vulcanizing business as well as
bought him a phone and asked
the church to monitor his

He said the governor has really
changed his life, saying that if
Fashola had not picked him up,
he would not have completed
his apprenticeship training to
become a successful vulcaniser.

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