25th August, 2011
A 45-year-old physically challenged man, Sunday Ojo, on Wednesday appealed to Governor Babatunde Fashola to order the return of his working tools seized by Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) officials.
Making the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos, Ojo, who is crippled in both legs, said the tools were seized on Thursday last week at Costain Roundabout.
â€œI am only begging my governor to have mercy on my condition. I canâ€™t fight the government. As a cripple, it is not easy moving my things. If I get my things back, I would relocate to somewhere else,â€ he stated.
The crippled said that the tools, which were the only source of his livelihood, were taken to Alausa by the KAI officials on the pretext that he was operating at an â€œillegalâ€ location.
â€œBefore now, I am a cripple begging for arms at the entrance of the National Theatre, Iganmu, until some good Nigerians, including a branch of the Redeemed Christian Church, assisted me to get something doing instead of begging.
â€œThese good Samaritans donated some trade equipment to me for shoe making, which were seized by KAI officials last week Thursday on the excuse that I am operating at an illegal location.
â€œThe items included two generating sets, two shoe filing machines, three big umbrellas among others.
â€œThey have rendered me useless since Thursday. I donâ€™t want to go back to begging, hence, I am appealing to Governor Babatunde Fashola to help me get my working tools back,â€ Ojo said.