Homeless Nigerian Woman who Returned from UK after 25 Years Receives Big Help

Homeless Nigerian Woman who Returned from UK after 25 Years Receives Big Help

  • The Nigerian woman who sleeps on the street of Lagos after returning from the UK where she stayed for 25 years may not be homeless for long
  • This is as a prominent human rights activist, Harrison Gwammishu, waded into the matter after learning of her predicament
  • 65-year-old Florence Owanogo resorted to sleeping on the road with no help from any direction according to a Twitter user who raised alarm over her condition

Help is set to come the way of the homeless United Kingdom returnee who has been sleeping on a street in Lagos as a prominent human rights activist and entrepreneur, Harrison Gwamnishu, has shown interest in her case.

Florence Owanogo returned to Nigeria after 25 years in the UK. Earlier reports by some media claimed her house was sold by her tenant but Legit.ng found this to be totally false.

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Joy as woman who returned to Nigeria after 25 years in UK to discover tenant sold her house to receive great help
She was allegedly detained for 3 months Photo Credit: Twitter/@Diixixme, Kola Sulaimon, Instagram/@harrison_gwamnishu
Source: Getty Images

Her predicament was brought to light after it was shared on social media, sparking pity for her and outrage towards the unidentified tenant.

Plans of accommodation underway

In a recent post on Instagram page, Harrison revealed his team has visited the woman on a fact-finding mission.

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He added that there were plans underway to provide accommodation for Florence as well as provide for her upkeep before any legal action would be taken on the matter.

He wrote:

"You called and we responded by visiting the woman who's currently homeless. Our Lagos State Director Samuel Chibuike Okonkwo was wirh her this evening for fact findings.
"...We plan getting her an accommodation and provide support for her upkeep before we take up any legal action."

Harrison expressed readiness to collaborate with other interested organizations on the matter as he appealed for support from well-meaning individuals to cover the woman's accommodation need.

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Social media reacts

@ugobest966 said:

"Immediately i see this woman story waiting enter my mind is Harrison can handle this, sir more grace to your calling."

@commy_queenboss opined:

"I wish her house can be refund back to her and that wicked tenant arrested imagine after 25 years of working inside cold."

@vivianessencial remarked:

"People are really heartless o, how can you even think…… . God bless you sir Harrison."

@hamstud33 stated:

"Why am I not surprised when I first saw the post, first thing I thought was Harrison is coming madam just hold on."

@yungwizzy1030 thought:

"Dis one loud, how tenant go sale her house who give d tenant documents for the house? D tenant n buyers need to be arrested deris more to dis."

Homeless woman emotional as stranger gifts her N8.3m

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a homeless woman was gifted N8.3 million by a total stranger.

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The woman was said to have lost her home to a storm that rocked her area. Her story has now changed after she got the surprise donation.

Charlie who shared the touching video on Instagram said they raised the funds to enable them to touch lives.

He said:

"Money we raised from our fund that we launched yesterday… RebuildTheDreamFund.com."

When the elderly woman was asked what her biggest dream was, she simply said:

"A place to live. I just want a place where I can go and don't have to worry about moving again."

Source: Legit.ng

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Victor Duru (Editor) Victor Duru is a Reuters-trained award-winning journalist with over 4 years of working experience in the media industry. He holds a B.Sc in Management Studies from Imo State University, where he was a Students' Union Government Director of Information. Victor is a human interest editor, strategic content creator, freelancer and a Google-certified digital marketer. His work has been featured on US news media Faith It. He can be reached via victor.duru@corp.legit.ng

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