A Nigerian industrialist, Ikechukwu Osuji has narrated how he helped a 14-year-boy he found along the highway trekking to his hometown in Abia State from Imo State after he ran away from his ‘abusive madam’. read below:
On my way from Imo to Abia state this morning I met a boy trekking on a lonely highway, I was moved that he needs help: I pulled over and called him, he narrated a painful story.
He said he was 14-year-old and was trekking from Imo to bende local government in umuahia abia state. A journey over 30 killometers according to my findings he ran away from a woman he was serving as a maid.
He said the woman use to maltreat him to the extend he flogs him on the rip often. He has sleeped outside for three days. And this is the third time such thing is happening to him and made up his mind to trek home.
I took him and changed my direction to bende local government to the extent we got to a bad road I packed and pick a bike to over three extra kilometer which I paid 700 to motorbike and on the way got to a river that only leg can cross we walked/swim and crossed to his poor home.
The kids in the village and parents was happy that he was home. The parents said the madam called three days ago that he was missing. I m happy to help him home.