Man returns to home country sick and broke after spending 29 years abroad

Man returns to home country sick and broke after spending 29 years abroad

- Mr Chinweze Odumekwe had left the country in 1992 for South Africa for undisclosed reasons

- Tragedy struck as he was seriously sick and bedridden but thanks to well-meaning individuals he was returned to Nigeria after 29 years

- Pictures of Odumekwe's look since his return to Nigeria tell a different story

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Nigerians have reacted to emerging photos of a man who recently was flown into the country after 29 years sojourn in South Africa.

According to a female Facebook user named Chibuzor Yagazie Ikeh, the man identified as Chinweze Odumekwe had moved to South Africa in the year 1992 and had not set foot in Nigeria.

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He was, however, reportedly said to have fallen ill and bedridden, and was flown back to his country thanks to the support of a non-governmental organization in South Africa.

An organization named Isiekenesi Welfare Association covered his flight expenses and also catered for his accommodation and feeding costs.

The lady who reported the story was responsible for carrying out the wishes of the organization as she did the lodging and logistics arrangements herself. She posted photos of herself and the man.

Nigerians Help Man Who Has Been Bedridden and Sick Return to the Country after 29 Years in South Africa
Nigerians Help Man Who Has Been Bedridden and Sick Return to the Country after 29 Years in South Africa Photo Credit: Chibuzor Yagazie Ikeh
Source: UGC

In a subsequent video shared by the lady, the man could be seen making his way to his village as he tried to familiarize with his local surrounding after many years.

It is, however, unclear and wasn't stated how he was treated.

Nigerians have expressed joy at the news and showered praises on all who assisted the man.

Nenye Adadioranma wrote:

"Oh my sister, you're such a kindhearted woman. May God bless Isiekenesi welfare Association South Africa for their collective efforts. This is impressive."

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Eugene Emeka said:

"You truly did wonders and God will surely reward you. You did what many of us won't do and there's rewards for you."

Vivian Cresent reacted:

"My darling you did very very well may God bless you and continue your good work."

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that a man had returned to Nigeria after 10 years to find out his brother lied to him about building a duplex for him.

The man identified as Olaudah Equiano had revealed that his friend recently came back from Australia.

According to him, his friend had lived in Australia for ten years and he had been sending money home to his brother who claimed to have been building a house for him in the village.

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The man narrated that his friend was shocked after he returned to discover that there was no house being built in the village.

Victor Duru is a journalist with more than three years of working experience in the media industry. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Studies from Imo State University, where he was a Students' Union Government Director of Information. Victor is a Human Interest Editor, Strategic Content Creator and a Google-certified Digital Marketer. Connect with him on Twitter @DuruCVictor2


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