- Stafford Malcolm's is a story of grace to grace, having fallen from being employed by a reputable bank to begging for food while living under a culvert
- Those who know him say that the 59-year-old used to drive a nice car in his hey days and was a respectable member of the community
- It is, however, unclear what led to him being released by his employer and how he ended up in such deplorable conditions
A few years ago, Stafford Malcolm lived a life of affluence and abundance as an employee to one of Jamaica’s largest commercial banks, that is all but a distance memory now.
Malcolm now leads a life of poverty in the rural township of Glengoffe district, under a culvert which he calls home, The Jamaica Gleaner reports.
These days, the one-time corporate individual whiles time away begging for pocket change from well-wishers, donned in tattered clothing with an unpleasant stench emanating from him.
“I worked at the Spanish Town Road branch of National Commercial Bank, I don’t remember how long, but now mi sick and need help. Beg you a $100 (N41,089), please,” Malcolm pleads.
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The circumstances surrounding his release from the financial institution, however, remain unknown.
He is not violent
From high above the culvert, the 59-year-old's lone and emaciated figure can be seen lounging on an old cardboard.
His plight was brought forth by a concerned resident of the area where Malcolm stays named Alfred ‘Macca’ Thompson.
“Bossy, look over di gully there, that is a sad story. It is a human being that you are looking at, and him usually work at a bank. Now, rain wet him and sun burn him,” said Macca.
Those who know him attest that he is not violent neither does he give people problems as long as he gets some little money for his food.
Malcolm used to drive a nice car
According to Jean Taylor, one of the residents who remember him, Malcolm not only used to drive a nice car to and from work, but also helped make the community proud.
“I remember him very well, as we were neighbours in Grateful Hill,” Taylor recollected.
Details indicate that the former banker, who is an alumnus of Oberlin High School, is a father of three children but has no recollection of their whereabouts.
Rich man goes broke and begins selling nose masks for a living
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a rich man who earned N3 million monthly had been spotted selling nose masks on the street.
During the interview, the man Muthee reminisced how he had equipment worth KSh 2 million (N7,418,690) in his office, a new car and did not owe anyone.
However, one day, he said his shylock friend came to his office with KSh 200,000 in cash.
This would be the beginning of his tribulations. The hawker said the shylock offered him the money which he was to return after one month with KSh 40,000 (N148,373) on top as interest.