- An aged Ghanaian man who was sick and stranded in Nigeria, is now preparing to return to his country, thanks to the help of well meaning Nigerians
- Identified as James, he was discovered by Baef Barbara Abike Epperson who learned about his condition and solicited for help
- According to Epperson, some kindhearted Nigerians have agreed to help him get back to his home country
Despite the jollof wars and other comparisons that go on between Ghanaians and Nigerians on social media, this two countries never hesitate to show love when it's needed. This is clearly reflected in the story of a Nigerian Baef Barbara Abike Epperson and how he helped a homeless Ghanaian man off the streets.
According to Epperson who shared the story on Facebook, James Kofi Manu is an aged, sick and homeless man who became stranded on the streets of Lagos after he returned to Nigerian to collect some money owed to him by the defunct Okada Airline where he once worked.
Manu revealed that even though his children didn't want him to come to Nigeria, he had to in order to collect his money. The money was paid in bits and he later worked as a cook for some foreign company here in Nigeria before he fell ill.
Manu suffered from Ulcer and Urinary infection and this led him to spend all his money in the hospital, Briefly.co.za learned. Subsequently, he was out of cash and became stranded.
In the video below, a frail looking Manu is seen explaining his predicament.
The post went viral on social media as Epperson called on Nigerians and Ghanaians who were moved by his story to help the poor old back return to his homeland.
Hours after the post went viral, Epperson took to the platform once again to reveal that Manu had gotten help.
He wrote: "GOOD NEWS !!! I'm glad to announce that Mr James will be returning back to Ghana tomorrow the 11th of December 2018 hopefully. A kindhearted Nigerian volunteered to support him back to his country Ghana ...a kindhearted Nigerian woman also send her widows mite this evening.
7am today I and Mr James started preparing for his Ghana journey, I bought him a new shoe, we headed to the General Hospital where he met with the doctor, I later bought his required medicine and skin infection cream...he went to barb his bushy hair, he was so happy after cutting his hair, we rounded up his traveling preparation for the day."
See post below:
This is wonderful!
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!