A well meaning Nigerian was touched after seeing a lady and her 10-year-old daughter sleeping before a bank in Lagos. According to an online report, the girl was chased out of the home along side her daughter by her husband for failing to give birth to a male child.
It was reported that the person even married a new wife to be able to achieve his “dream” of getting a man child. Prince Gwamnishu Harrison who met the girl sleeping on the road helped her to the best of his ability.
He took to Facebook to share her story. Below is what he wrote;
TEARS SEEING MOTHER AND CHILD SLEEP IN FRONT OF BANK IN LAGOS.
Arrived Lagos State this morning at 2:07am and surprise to see a woman and her 10yr old daughter sleeping in front of a Bank.
I observed them from afar, came closer to avoid waking a mad woman. I woke them up and ask to know why they were sleeping in such a place.
she opened up and told me she has been sleeping there for two nights.
“Trouble started when my husband brought in a new wife because i couldn’t have a male child. Last week Saturday at about 1:00am, he woke me and my Daughter (Amara), told us to leave his house in presence of his new wife. I didn’t utter any word, no fight, he helped me parked my things out and that of my daughter. My luggage was much so I left some at the Security Post. I had nowhere to go at that godly hour except traveling back to Imo State but have no transport and even where to stay in Imo State”. (Story Cut)
Her story touched my inner heart and gave out few Naira for her to transport herself back home. I would have love to see her husband but am not a marriage counselor.
Lagosians, her new home is Anthony Bus-Stop. Can we lift her burden?