Meet Samuel Abdulraheem the boy who vanished from home at age seven

Meet Samuel Abdulraheem the boy who vanished from home at age seven

- A man named Samuel Abdulraheem was reportedly kidnapped from his home when he was seven years old

- For six years, Samuel was tasked to assist blind beggars at Lagos and this created medical challenges for him

- He was however spotted by his sister Firduasi close to a church and finally reunited with his family

Then seven years old, Samuel Abdulraheem was abducted from his home in northern Nigeria, and was found after six years.

YEN.com.gh understands that he was playing outside his home when he disappeared.

All efforts to trace him, including a report to the police, extensive searches, efforts by spiritual priests and the use of posters proved futile.

Samuel’s sister, Firduasi, was however convinced that he was still alive and therefore clung on to the hope that she would one day meet with him.

She ran into him, six years later, looking malnourished and serving as a guide for blind beggars in Lagos.

Amazing story of Samuel Abdulraheem who vanished from home at age seven

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Per a report by Outlook, BBC World Service, years of therapy were needed to help correct his shoulder as beggars constantly held on to him.

He took advantage of an opportunity to educate himself and currently works as a supervisor on construction sites.

Firduasi’s suspicions were aroused when Samuel failed to answer the phone as he normally does, whenever she called home from the university.

Amazing story of Samuel Abdulraheem who vanished from home at age seven

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An unexpected visit compelled the family to open up to her but she refused to believe he was gone forever.

Firduasi however run into her brother at an event organized by a church where she had secured a stand to display her wares.

Samuel reveals that he does not feel bitter about his experience as an assistant to beggars as he claims it had helped him become a better person.

Amazing story of Samuel Abdulraheem who vanished from home at age seven

Source: bbc.com
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In other news, President Akufo-Addo has presented a cash prize of GHC100,000 to two students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Matilda Asantewaa Sampong and Emilee Otoo Quayson have produced sanitary pads from banana and plantain fibre.

Quayson and Sampong presented their business idea and responded to questions from a panel of judges.

Present at the event were the president, ministers of state as well as members of the diplomatic corps.

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