- A Nigerian lady identified as Lizzy has become an internet sensation after her sad story of substance abuse surfaced online
- The video of Lizzy which was shared on pastor and social reformer, Tony Rapu's Instagram page, revealed she had been taken off the street for rehabilitation
- She revealed that a former boyfriend was the one who introduced her to substance abuse
A young drug addict and street worker identified as Lizzy, has been rescued off the street by popular pastor and social reformer, Tony Rapu.
In a video shared Rapu on his Instagram page, Lizzy who was addicted to a series of hard substances was rescued from the streets after a long period of living in the slums, and getting high on several substances.
In the video, Lizzy reveals she was introduced to substance abuse by a former boyfriend who used to spike her weed with crack. She stated that initially she didn't know at first but later got addicted to it
See video below:
Unlike many others, Lizzy had the opportunity of going to school. She revealed that she actually finished secondary school before delving into the dark life of substance abuse.
In an older video, Lizzy is seen on the streets modestly dressed and begging motorists and anyone she comes in contact with for money. In a cry for help, she revealed that she is a beggar in the day time and a prostitute at night. All in a bid to pay her dealers who supply her with the substances.
See video below:
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In the video shared, Tony Rapu revealed she has been taking to a rehab center to help her become healthy again.
"We picked up Lizzy over the weekend. Here, she tells a bit of her story while awaiting our arrival at the joint she frequented in Ikeja. Lizzy tells about her upbringing, her addiction to crack and the depraved night life she lived to make money to pay the drug dealers.
She is currently undergoing her first stage of detox and rehabilitation in the long journey out of addiction. We hope and pray she returns to a normal and productive life afterwards."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported the demise of a reformed substance addict who was rescued from the streets by his former schoolmate. Patrick Hinga, who first hit local and international news headlines in October 2017, was pronounced dead on the morning of Sunday, March 17.
Confirming the sad news, Hinga's kindhearted and caring schoolmate and rescuer, Wanja Mwaura, said he died on the morning of March 17 but did not indicate the cause of death.
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