The phrase ‘anything for love’ is about to have a whole new meaning.
A 26-year-old Nigerian man, Tunde Agbaje has reportedly trekked from the Ketu area of Lagos State to Zaria in Kaduna State with the hopes that his crush will agree to be with him.
Tunde, who was reported to be the cousin of former People’s Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, went through all these efforts to prove his love for a young lady, Sharon Donald. The journey took 19 days.
The pair have been friends for years but Sharon had repeatedly turned down Tunde’s marriage proposal.
Tunde was received on Friday, October 21, by the Chief Security Officer of the Ahmadu Bello University, Col J.K. Tukur; and the protocol office of the Emir of Zaria.
According to Tunde, they met in 2010 and have since become good friends. He had expressed his feelings for er but she had always turned him down.
On why he chose to trek to Zaria, he said, “her parents dated for six years in ABU, Zaria, before they got married. I didn’t let my parents know and to ensure I was not disturbed, I changed my SIM card. I took a tracker along with me to monitor my movements. I never took a bus at any time. It was a tough task and I even collapsed some of the times. I took off from Ketu on October 2 and arrived in Zaria on Thursday, October 20, around 4.15pm.
“I have no regret for what I have done. I have proved my love for her, even though she didn’t reciprocate my feeling. I believe even if she gets married to another person, nobody will ever be able to do what I did for her,” Agbaje added.
Unfortunately, Sharon did not see his act as bravery, instead, she called him ‘mentally unstable.’
“This is just a new escapade in a series of harassment,” she said. “He was going to trek to prove his love for me in a non-violent way and I told him not to do it because he could die. I said that not because I cared, but just for Christian charity. This guy is mentally unstable, because how can you still be stalking a woman who has turned you down for six years?”
Quite an interesting love tale of unrequited love. What do you think? Can you go that far for love?