- A Lagos tout, Isaac, is being hailed as a superhero and celebrated on social media for singlehandedly rescuing a man from 5 thieves
- Chukwuma Ezeh who narrated the incident that involved his colleague named Moses said they had stormed Oshodi area of Lagos for street children outreach when it happened
- Giving detailed explanation into the heroic gesture of Isaac, Chukwuma stated that the tout's action showed humans are capable of doing good no matter their past
A Nigerian entrepreneur, Chukwuma Ezeh, has opined that human beings irrespective of how rough their past may have looked like are very much capable of showcasing good and contributing to the betterment of society.
Chukwuma stated this while celebrating a Lagos tout identified as Isaac who rescued his colleague Moses from being robbed by five thieves.
In a LinkedIn post, the young man explained that Chess in Slums Africa, a non-governmental organisation he works with, had on Friday, December 3, visited Oshodi 'under bridge' in Lagos to reach out to the street kids there.
The organisation had sought to access the lives of kids in the notorious Lagos area using the game of chess as a framework.
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Isaac saved the day
Chukwuma said one of their volunteers Moses had taken to the pedestrian bridge in the area to get a clearer photo shot of the organisation's activities that day when the incident happened.
He explained that Moses was surrounded by a group of five rough-looking men who were at the point of dispossessing him of his valuables when Isaac showed up.
In coming to the rescue of Moses, Isaac gave one of the thieves a punch in the eye and flogged another with a cane in his hand.
Man appoints Lagos bus conductor to provide security for his event in Oshodi, peace reigns, no issue recorded
These quick offensives from Isaac left the thieves scampering for safety before they eventually took to their heels.
"Suddenly, a random guy near us realized what was happening. He shouted & in a flash started running towards & up the pedestrian bridge. Towards those 5 guys that surrounded our man. We still didn't know what was happening.
"On reaching them the random guy gave one of the 5 guys a punch in the eye. He used the cane in his hand & flogged the back of another. They immediately started scampering away. That was how our guy Moses & his valuables were rescued."
Sharing photos in which Isaac struck poses with him and their team lead, Chukwuma appreciated the tout for saving the day, stating that not all heroes wear capes.
Nigerians hail the tout
Esiogu Emmanuel reacted:
"Thumbs up for The oshodi superhero."
Emmanuel Patrick Igiobasimi thought:
"There is a good side in every man, it shows we all can be humane in our dealings. Thank you Isaac for doing good."
Obinna Okonkwo remarked:
"Risking all odds to secure ones valuable. What a wonderful deed. Thumbs up Isaac."
Kenneth Igiri wrote:
"Amazing show of true worth. We all want a better life for our children. Even those we may refer to as "touts". Well done Chess In Slums Africa."
Man rescues giant turtle in Lagos
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian man had rescued a giant turtle from people who wanted to kill it for food in Lagos.
Taking to his Facebook page on Thursday, August 19, the man revealed that he rescued the turtle from people in Iwaya/Makoko area of Lagos state.
Aderemi added that he will be donating the turtle to any aqua concern organisation as he gave its measurement as 80.1 by 60.96 centimetres.
The man, therefore, called for anybody who may be able to provide him with a contact of such an organisation, saying that he does not know where to keep the animal for days. The kind Nigerian attached photos and a video showing the turtle.