Rescued self-destructive youth vanishes with Good Samaritan’s merchandise, cash

Written by on September 13, 2018

A school dropout, Owolabi Ogunwande, who apparently endeavored to murder himself twice, has been proclaimed needed after purportedly stealing away with a tricycle and cash having a place with a dealer in the Surulere territory of Lagos State.

The Oyan, Osun State indigene, who came to Lagos on March 5, 2018, had apparently taken a stab at balancing himself with a rope he found on a scaffold at CMS, Lagos Island, on June 28.

He was, be that as it may, safeguarded by a security agent at the Toll Gate, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

After he was given over to the police at the Maroko division, he professedly endeavored to confer suicide again in the cell before he was summoned at the Igbosere Magistrate’s Court.

At the court, the 27-year-old supposedly said life had no importance to him again and he was disappointed.

It was learnt that an octogenarian, who read his story, was moved with pity and offered to encourage him.

A source said a few authorities of an administration office helped with anchoring Ogunwande’s discharge from court.

The source stated, “When he was charged to court, the office was drawn closer by a 85-year-old lady, who said she was keen on helping him. The lady said she trusted he likely had mental issues.

“In the mean time, a non-administrative association, which likewise demonstrated enthusiasm for his case, helped with taking him to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, where he was focused on a psychological ward for about fourteen days. The NGO paid about N80,000 every week to check his psychological state.

“After he was confirmed fit, the court discharged him and the elderly lady, who had offered to encourage him, took him to her home in Ikoyi. The lady place him in a repairman workshop where he was a student and she gave him N500 consistently for transport. The lady additionally gave him a decent room and bolstered him two times per day.

“In any case, following seven days, Ogunwande began whining that the lady was influencing him to endure. One night, he fled from the lady’s home.”

It was gathered that an administration specialist took him to a congregation where he was welcome.

A portion of the congregation individuals allegedly gave money and garments materials to the 27-year-old after he addressed them.

The lady who took him to the congregation and requested that not be recognized, told our reporter that daily after Ogunwande landed in the congregation, he moved toward a merchant in the area and offered to help her with her products.

“As of this time, the NGO that paid for his doctor’s visit expenses at LUTH was all the while giving him N1,500 every day for his upkeep. The NGO had likewise offered to take him in that Sunday since he was not any more alright with the elderly lady.

“On Saturday, while he professed to run an errand for the merchant around the congregation, he vanished with the lady’s tricycle, products and cash,” she said.

The merchant, Mrs Abiola Osidele, who had a distribution center in Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere, said she couldn’t trust that Ogunwande departed suddenly with her products.

She stated, “I have a stockroom in the zone where I offer and disperse soda pops to clients. He met me on Thursday and said he could drive my tricycle and help to circulate the beverages.

“On the main day, he ran with the kid working for me and they both came back with the returns of the products. On Friday, they went together also to supply products at an occasion and came back with the cash.

“On Saturday, my laborer was nowhere to be found, so he said he could go and convey a request for me. He went and did not return. The place he went to convey the products is around Bode Thomas region of Surulere. When I went to enquire from my clients, they said they saw him till around 8pm.

“He ran with a full supply of merchandise, my tricycle and over N100,000. He was exceptionally good humored, deferential and chipper. I never trusted he could do this to me.”

It was learnt that the speculate’s telephone number had not been reachable from that point forward.

News men was informed that the case was accounted for at the Bode Tomas Police Station.

“At the point when the DPO saw his photo, he instantly said the kid’s look recommended he was a criminal and he had just been imagining and offering his chance.

“Once more, none of his relatives have been imminent. When we called his uncle before he fled and we disclosed to him that Ogunwande needed to murder himself, the man said he ought to proceed. The uncle said he had been a thistle in his fragile living creature and when he was coming to Lagos, he (uncle) worked for a long time to raise N2,000 for his vehicle since he (Ogunwande) said he needed a superior life.

“He professed to be a vagrant and said he had been saddled with the obligation of taking into account his matured grandma who was debilitated in the town,” another source said.

It was learnt that the tricycle, which had a worked in holder for merchandise, was recently purchased by the dealer and it still couldn’t seem to be enlisted.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, affirmed the episode.

He stated, “He exited with a Keke Marwa stacked with products worth about N100,000. The suspect had endeavored suicide previously. We are as yet examining the occurrence. We need individuals from the general population to be watchful for him. Due to his records of endeavoring suicide before, we are not simply taking a gander at an instance of taking, but rather we are perplexed he may have additionally executed himself. Thus, individuals ought to likewise educate the police in the event that they locate any unidentified cadaver. We trust that he is protected.”



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