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Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by Nobody: 6:43pm On Nov 11, 2011
A jobless man, Monday Obuh, is now raising his family under a bridge at Cele, Lagos because he has no money to rent an apartment.


•The couple and child at their place of abode under the bridge. PHOTO: AYODEJI DEDEIGBO.

Following their eviction and demolition of their home, Monday and his wife, Dupe, including their son, now live under the bridge at Cele on Oshodi- Mile 2 expressway, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.

Dupe, who sells sachet (pure) water to make ends meet, is also expecting another baby.

The couple share the abode with dangerous reptiles such as snakes and cats that disturb them at night.

They have been living there for the past two years after they were evicted from their home at Itire area. They hardly eat let alone being able to raise money to rent an apartment.

They cleared a section under the bridge and used mosquito net to construct a makeshift room and parlour apartments.

Despite the pains and challenges of living under the bridge with snakes and cats, his wife told P.M.NEWS that she would not abandon Monday because she loved and married him seven years ago when things were rosy for them.

She said her husband raised N200 which she uses to buy and sell ‘pure’ water.

She said she makes profit of between N30 to N60 daily, while her husband is jobless because he could not find work to do.

Dupe hopes that someday God will remember them.

She said her family wants her to dump her husband because of his condition but she refused, insisting that marriage is for better and for worse.

Because of her obstinacy her family abandoned her to her fate. She hails from Ilesha, Osun State.

Recalling his predicament, Monday said he was an employee of a textile company which is now moribund and when the company closed down, he became jobless.

He said after some years, when the construction of Cele bridge started, he was employed as a labourer there and was sacked when he returned from his late sister’s burial.

He was out of job again and his apartment was eventually demolished and since then he has been raising his family under the bridge.

Monday also said that he wanted to go back to his village in Edo State, but he does not know the place because he was born and raised in Lagos.

He said his parents are living in Lagos and they have no money to assist him rent a house.

He added that his parents arequite old and needed his help but he could not assist them.

He lamented his ordeal in the night since he started living under the bridge.

According to Monday, snakes and cats usually disturb them and attempt to enter their net. He said he wards them off with sticks and stones.

He said he was not handicapped in any form, saying that his problem is just to get a job which will enable him raise money to get accommodation and raise his family properly.

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Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by r231(m): 6:43pm On Nov 11, 2011
wow
Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by Afam4eva(m): 6:46pm On Nov 11, 2011
Wow, this is very romantic.

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Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by MrsChima1(f): 6:52pm On Nov 11, 2011
That's true love. Hard to find it these days.

May their days be long and prosperous. Amen. kiss kiss kiss kiss

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Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by Nobody: 6:55pm On Nov 11, 2011
The woman really tried,in the present day Nigeria another woman will by now be in the house of another man.Help them if you can get to them

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Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by Tosinville(m): 6:56pm On Nov 11, 2011
OK o!
Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by MrsChima1(f): 6:57pm On Nov 11, 2011
olas2u:

The woman really tried,in the present day Nigeria another woman will by now be in the house of another man.Help them if you can get to them

If they are still in Lagos when I get there, I will surely gift them. wink

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Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by Nobody: 6:59pm On Nov 11, 2011
But why the guy fire another acid  when he knows that the moment is not right
Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by kokoye(m): 7:04pm On Nov 11, 2011
^^^

what else do you except them to do in the outdoor cold?

I'm sure he cant find a job as a bus conductor aor a bus washer under the bridge. 

cant be that bad in lagos, except you dont want to do it.

really.

Kudos to the wife. . . .they got kids so she cant really do much.

Sounds harsh, but that is the reality of life.  Save a little from that and they cant move on to better things.
Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by MrsChima1(f): 7:08pm On Nov 11, 2011
Come to think of it, those bagged water are not pure. Just saying. lipsrsealed
Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by Andrew3(m): 7:08pm On Nov 11, 2011
Hope i meet them in lagos  cry cry cry
Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by kokoye(m): 7:11pm On Nov 11, 2011
Mrs, Chima:

Come to think of it, those bagged water are not pure. Just saying. lipsrsealed


Trudat.

Buy original pure water by typhoid fever.
Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by slimyem: 7:44pm On Nov 11, 2011
olas2u:

But why the guy fire another acid  when he knows that the moment is not right
wetin you expect jobelss man to dey do?knack akpako of course!
i pity them sha
Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by SAFO(m): 8:15pm On Nov 11, 2011
Honestly I wish there was a way I could help them out. Send money for the born to be baby and the little boy at the least.
Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by MrsChima1(f): 8:31pm On Nov 11, 2011
SAFO:

Honestly I wish there was a way I could help them out. Send money for the born to be baby and the little boy at the least.

If we can get a contact person, we can wire them money via Western Union or Money Gram.

If they had a postal box it would be easy.  It would be difficult to send money to an unknown address. 

When you go visit your fam, just stop by the bridge and gift them or send it to a trust fam member to deliver it to them.
Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by tpia5: 8:37pm On Nov 11, 2011
Despite the pains and challenges of living under the bridge with snakes and cats, his wife told P.M.NEWS that she would not abandon Monday because she loved and married him seven years ago when things were rosy for them.

She said her family wants her to dump her husband because of his condition but she refused, insisting that marriage is for better and for worse.

Because of her obstinacy her family abandoned her to her fate.

i wonder why the likes of lefulefu, his partners in crime like cork crook, tosinville, etc seem to be avoiding this thread.

maybe they havent seen it yet?
Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by tpia5: 8:39pm On Nov 11, 2011
She said her husband raised N200 which she uses to buy and sell ‘pure’ water.

Jesus.

how much is N200?

isnt that like $1.50?

and he had to "raise" that?

omg.

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Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by Nobody: 12:39am On Nov 12, 2011
Mrs, Chima:

If we can get a contact person, we can wire them money via Western Union or Money Gram.

If they had a postal box it would be easy. It would be difficult to send money to an unknown address.

When you go visit your fam, just stop by the bridge and gift them or send it to a trust fam member to deliver it to them.

If someone could organize something, and everyone here chipped in a bit of money, wouldnt it be wonderful to help this family get into a home!
Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by SAFO(m): 1:07am On Nov 12, 2011
That would be great if there wasn't too many fraudulent people out for their own personal gain.

I'd be down for at least $100
Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by darami(f): 1:53am On Nov 12, 2011
i would love to contribute something, but how to reach this family is the main problem here?
Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by darami(f): 1:55am On Nov 12, 2011
i would love to contribute something, but how to reach this family is the main problem here?
Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by LadyT(f): 1:59am On Nov 12, 2011
great idea guys lets see what we can do. Can the person who started this topic tell us the source maybe we can find the reporter.
Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by r231(m): 2:28am On Nov 12, 2011
count me in for the contribution as well
Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by r231(m): 2:36am On Nov 12, 2011
LadyT:

great idea guys lets see what we can do. Can the person who started this topic tell us the source maybe we can find the reporter.

http://pmnewsnigeria.com/2011/11/11/man-raises-family-under-lagos-bridge/
Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by tpia5: 3:55am On Nov 12, 2011
does the family belong to any church at all?

this story is worrying.
Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by eghost247(m): 8:48am On Nov 12, 2011
this is sad
Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by Nobody: 8:54am On Nov 12, 2011
[s]Let me not lie here, I'd have left him. Poverty no be my middle name.
[/s]
What I dont understand is why they chose to neglect contraceptives, chose to bring another baby into their poverty with the current one they can't even feed.

Dupe, who sells sachet (pure) water to make ends meet, is also expecting another baby.

I sincerely hope that God remembers them o.

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Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by member479760: 8:55am On Nov 12, 2011
and another Ibo minister of oil just buy 20mil EUR house, let the man go back to east and sort it out with those eating their money.

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Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by yamakuza: 9:03am On Nov 12, 2011
talina:

If someone could organize something, and everyone here chipped in a bit of money, wouldnt it be wonderful to help this family get into a home!

dara-mi:

i would love to contribute something, but how to reach this family is the main problem here?

twould be nice if we and someone in Properties Section could organise something 150k self contain, for Xmas?
Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by redsquare(m): 9:39am On Nov 12, 2011
Must everybody live in Lagos? Why not go back to his village and start farming? Lagos ko, Eko ni, mschewwwww
Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by Nobody: 9:43am On Nov 12, 2011
This is heart-wrenching stuff. And they look like a sane, normal couple. I ply that route (along the Oshodi-Apapa expressway) fairly often, and I'm quite familiar with the bridge in question. Just don't know if I can go there to look for them, could be dangerous with miscreants and hoodlums possibly hiding in every crevice around that zone. I don't think it's fair to be indulging oneself with needless luxuries when there are terribly misfortunate folks like this around us. Life oh life.

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Re: Man Raises Family Under Lagos Bridge by mrofficial(m): 9:48am On Nov 12, 2011
nakedall:

and another Ibo minister of oil just buy 20mil EUR house, let the man go back to east and sort it out with those eating their money.

Don't bring tribalism into this. Corruption is endemic in Nigeria and does not know any tribe.

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