The story of Olawunmi Thorpe: ‘PHD holder, bank manager’ who lived and died in a rubbish dump

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14 Responses

  1. Dapo says:

    hmmmmm…… Nigeria we hail thee!

  2. I wonder why this man's plight was not made public when he was first noticed, or was it?
    It's a shame he was left to die. It's a shame many like him live the way they do and eventually pass on. May the soul of Mr. Olawunmi Thorpe be with our Lord. Amen

  3. I wonder why this man's plight was not made public when he was first noticed, or was it?
    It's a shame he was left to die. It's a shame many like him live the way they do and eventually pass on. May the soul of Mr. Olawunmi Thorpe be with our Lord. Amen

  4. It is rather a shame that both Happiday and "pastor" Olawale did not do enough at all. What stopped both of them from bringing Thorpe's case to public attention before the man died. I think both Happiday and Olawale should be questioned by the police. Now concerning the said Ph.D and others, I wonder whether the reporters of this story had bothered to verify the information. A mad man can claim to be in possession of Ph.D. There is no proof that the man was not deranged. You can't just milk pity from our hearts bcos someone claimed he was a Ph.D holder; and there was no proof whatsoever.

  5. anonymous says:

    This isn’t ordinary. Somebody amongst his relatives has a hand in dis. From the moment where he was jailed, thru the accident to his death. “The insect that feeds on the vegetable lives on the samme vegetable”.

  6. the story is implausible , both olawale and happiday should be questioned.

  7. I think there's something not quite right about the story. On the one hand, no concrete verification was made with regards the man's claims. Also, the men who were supposed to raise an alarm and make the case public, decided to visit him one in a while, buy him a bible, and even when they realised he would soon die, they left him in the rubbish dump for extra two days??? Things don't add up. I think it's important to do a thorough investigation on this case to understand the full story.
    Y Naija, kindly help us by looking deeper into things (afterall, that's what reportage is all about).

    Thanks!!!

  8. Akano says:

    Funny enough, I know this man very well. It’s sad to hear he’s now dead. He was a frequent passer-by at my church (RCCG Green Pastures), around the abbatoir at Fagba. He often reeked of alchohol, spoke in uncoordinated but impressive manners and also had a bible and a poly-bag with him. It’s been over 3 years since I’ve last seen him, but I know he has lived there for well over 6years. It’s sad to hear of his demise and I pray God grants eternal rest to his soul.Amen.

  9. Senu Hun says:

    The story is plausible( if not totally accurate) from a Mental Health viewpoint.
    It is however immensely sad regardless of the specifics.
    Even if he only Had A Levels , surely not a way to live and die at 58.
    I Sense some " lackof sympathy" just because of possible journalistic error.. that is needless.
    This was Someones Son , Brother. Possibly Father.. lived and died without song..Sad.

  10. Senu Hun says:

    The story is plausible( if not totally accurate) from a Mental Health viewpoint.
    It is however immensely sad regardless of the specifics.
    Even if he only Had A Levels , surely not a way to live and die at 58.
    I Sense some " lackof sympathy" just because of possible journalistic error.. that is needless.
    This was Someones Son , Brother. Possibly Father.. lived and died without song..Sad.