In recent times, Nigerians have grown a thick skin to this kind of internet/media cry for help due to bad experiences from the past.
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The case of Tunde Alabi, who is popular for his ‘Village Headmaster’ role, is an ugly circumstance that leaves him alive with only one leg. However, it was a hard decision he had to make to save his life.
According to Vanguard, the amputation took place on Monday, October 24, 2016, and one Julius, who is taking care of him is calling on the government and individuals to help the sick actor.
“As I speak with you, the amputated leg has just been taken to the mortuary,” Julius said. “But that is not our major concern right now but where he will return to as his home. Right now, he has no family, no friend that can take him in. He is homeless.”
“Our effort to reach the governor of Lagos State, his home state, has only proven partially successful as nothing definitive has come of it. The governor knows Uncle Tunde and will be willing to help but bottlenecks of bureaucracy have not helped matters,” he added.
In an initial interview with Tunde Alabi, the actor recounted the events that have made him bankrupt and off the movie screens for a while now.
“I went to bed at about 8:30 pm that fateful day with the intention of waking up at 1 am,” he said. ” When it was about 9 pm, I had a strange expulsion on my right leg.
“Immediately, the leg started burning and I screamed throughout the night. The following morning I couldn’t move the leg again. It was a spiritual attack. That’s what has kept me under this condition.
“I may be evicted from the hospital any moment from now because I have no money to sustain my stay here. I don’t want to die. I am calling on well-meaning Nigerians to come to my rescue.”