Nigerian Widow, Dorothy Dike and her son, Osinachi, Cries and Begs for Mercy, as Their Shuttle Bus was Impounded and auctioned by Lagos state Government (photos/video)

Nigerian Widow Dorothy Dike and her son Osinachi

A 49-year-old Nigerian widow, from Imo state, Dorothy Dike and her son, Osinachi Ndukwe, has publicly wept profusely as the Lagos state government auctioned the bus a shuttle bus the user for commercial transportation which they bought at the rate of ₦1.8.million on hire purchase, but was being auctioned for ₦450,000.


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Ms. Dorothy and her son had earlier jumped for joy when their mini bus (popularly known as Korope), with number plate, ANAMBRA NEN 347 YX, was displayed for auction with an opening bid of ₦50,000, but the joy was short-lived. Few minutes later, the atmosphere changed as they wept profusely, rolled on the ground, and begged for price reduction as the bid kept jerking up and hit ₦430, 000.

 

The bid was about to close when suddenly the mother and son shouted ₦450,000 loudly, “help us, help us, please, don’t increase the price again. We cannot afford this but we are hopeful that the vehicle will be ours so that we can work again and raise money to feed ourselves.”

 

The Imo state-born widow said

“Help me, help me. I am happy to repurchase the bus but the problem is that we cannot afford ₦450,000. I am a widow with two children and I hawk herbs on the streets of Lagos for survival. Osinachi is my son and I lost his father three months after delivery and since then, I have been battling to feed my children.

 

 

When we heard that the bus will be auctioned today, we borrowed ₦59,000 to attend the event. Unfortunately, the price for the bus was closed at ₦450,000,” she lamented.

 

Osinachi , 31, who couldn’t hide his emotions, narrated how he became a commercial driver due to unemployment.

According to him;

“I bought the bus at ₦1.8 million on hired purchase in 2021 and was plying Ijegun enroute Cele Expressway. The bus was three months old and I had remitted ₦300,000 when I drove against traffic in Cele area and the bus was impounded.

 

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Not only that, I was sentenced to three years imprisonment which I completed recently but before the completion, information reached me that my three years old daughter was ill due to lack of fund and before I completed the jail term, I got information that she had died.

 

 

I am here with my mother with the expectation that we will buy the bus at the rate of ₦50,000. Surprisingly, the price was closed at N450,000 and we have 48 hours to complete the payment.

 

 

We have sold most of our belongings to feed and are left with nothing. This is a great problem before us. My father died while I was three years old and my mother has been there for me but there is no way she can raise ₦450,000.

 

 

Who will I turn to at a time many Nigerians are finding it difficult to feed? I don’t know what to do again” Watch the video below…

 

 

 

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