- A Nigerian woman, Mrs Mulikat Sofiu O. has cried out for public assistance after going blind three years ago and having nothing to fall back on
- Not only that, but Mrs Mulikat has also lost all her kids to the cold hands of death and has no kid of her own to take care of her in the present circumstance
- Mr. Oguntayo J. Akin, a younger brother to the woman told Legit.ng that Sofiu's husband is equally dead and she has been abandoned by her husband's relatives
This is not the best of times for Mrs Mulikat Sofiu O. who is currently blind and has no one to help her.
Mrs Mulikat who lives in Ibadan, Oyo state went blind some three years ago and has been living all alone in a match-box apartment.
She stays indoors
Legit.ng saw her story on Twitter after it was shared by Opalere Oluwakayode Paul and contacted Oguntayo J. Akin, a younger brother to the woman.
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Oguntayo confirmed that the woman has been suffering for so long. He said the woman lost all her 2 kids to the cold hands of death.
"She has been blind for more than three years now. Her husband is dead and I have been catering for her. She was not born blind. She has children but all of them are dead."
Sharing the story on Twitter, Oluwakayode wrote:
"I really wanna plea for this woman (Mrs Mulikat Sofiu O.) to be helped. If there is another word beyond 'abject poverty', we should use it. Blind and lives in a rented apartment. I got to know her because she lives very close to me
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"I used to greet her and give her a token anytime I pass by. But moving close to her, I realised she really needs more than this token. She has nobody. All her biological children are late. She refused to go out there to beg, rather stay indoors and observe her prayers."
He said those willing to help should contact: Mr. Oguntayo J. Akin on 08054178916.
See the full tweet below:
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In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian NGO visited the family of Kabir Owoyemi and donated the sum of N1m to the triplets.
The NGO is identified as Givers Supportive Foundation and is well-known for such acts of great kindness.
The organisation said it got wind of the situation in the Owoyemi family through a Facebook tag and had to do something to intervene.
Apart from the monetary donation, there were other goodies including some money for the opening of bank accounts for the children.