|*Photo, courtesy Larry Happiday, shows the late Dr. Thorpe in the rubbish heap where he died this evening.31/10/12|
This afternoon in Lagos, a man with a doctorate degree who later fell on hard times died dejected and rejected..his case was so bad that he died in a heap of rubbish.
Olawunmi Thorpe, Ph.D, died by the Iju Railway line not too far from the Lagos suburb where a Dana aircraft crashed last June 3, killing all 153 people on board in addition to ground casualties.
Dr. Thorpe died just as a Lagos-based NGO touched by his plight was making efforts to evacuate and take care of him.
“My dear brother, the man is dead,” journalist and social worker Larry Happiday, through whom News Express got to know of Dr. Thorpe’s plight, said a few minutes ago. “We just came to check on him only to be told that he died around 5pm. His body is still lying here close to the railway station by Fagba Bus-Stop. We don’t even know what to do but I wish there’s away to give him a befitting burial,” Happiday added.